2019 Côt, Dineen
100% Côt (aka malbec), planted 2001
Rattlesnake Hills, Columbia Valley, WA
100% whole-cluster 16 days on skins. All-native fermentation. Neutral oak aging 15 months.
Nose; Black plum, floral, pink peppercorn, and spice on the nose. Fermented black tea leaves. Plum skins, dank earth.
Palate; Tart raspberry, black cherry pits, and pink peppercorn with a high-pitched backbone of black slate.
South facing at 1050-1140 feet. Harvard-Burke/Scoon silt loam soil, with calcium carbonate sub-soil.