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Viszlay Vineyards 2011 Malbec Black Label Winemaker's Reserve

Viszlay Vineyards

2011 Malbec
Bottle size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County CA


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With a case (12 bottle) purchase of Viszlay Vineyards 2011 Black Label Malbec, enjoy a special offer during your next visit to the Russian River Valley. Take advantage of a relaxing weekend surrounded by breathtaking vineyards at Viszlay's 5 bedroom/6 bathroom estate guesthouse and receive a $400 credit towards your stay.
Tasting Notes:

The 2011 Malbec is the first “Black Label” wine produced by Viszlay Vineyards. While tasting through each Bordeaux varietal for consideration in their “Five Vines” blend, the team was blown away by the quality of the Malbec – and voilà – the “Winemaker’s Reserve” came to life!

While the popularity of this particular varietal can be attributed to South American producers, the quality of California Malbec, and more specifically the Russian River Valley, is quite exceptional. An opaque core of cranberry red with translucent garnet red edges, this shimmering 100% Malbec shows enticing, soft aromas of fresh fruit – blueberry, red cherry and blackberry – layered with cinnamon spice, dark brown sugar and hints of newly toasted oak. Made in the cooler 2001 vintage, the medium-bodied palate shows plenty of spicy, fresh fruit, silky soft, fine tannins and a mouthwatering acidity. Hard to put this one down! 

Tasting notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Malbec
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    Just 72 cases produced
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink or age for the next 5+ years

John Viszlay

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 2011 was a cool growing year keeping the tannins in check while offering a rich bouquet of fruit on the nose and the pallet.
  • Aged in 30% new oak
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Medium to full with moderate tannins, Malbec pairs nicely with roasted pork or turkey, lean cuts of steak like filet and skirt, barbecued lamb or Asian barbecue chicken. Experiment with veggie dishes like grilled Portobello and red pepper, and sharp, flavorful cheeses like aged Gouda, Manchego, Blue Cheese and Cheddar.
About the Winery
Viszlay Vineyards Just a few years ago the Viszlay family fulfilled their dream of owning a winery. John Viszlay uprooted his life and relocated to Russian River Valley where Viszlay Vineyards was born. A stunningly beautiful and thriving 10 acre vineyard, it is as diverse as it is picturesque, with 12 varietals grown on their property including Prosecco. Learn more