Rock and Clay Wines

2017 Malbec

About this wine

Deep ruby purple color. Black cherry/blueberry, dark chocolate and star anise aromas. Mouth-filling black cherry fruit, cocoa, anise; finishes with firm, moderate tannins and dried cherry finish. Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards is located in Dry Creek Valley and has been continuously farmed by family members since 1856.The owners of Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards, Brian and Janice Schmidt, have produced many award wining wines under their Estate 1856 label.Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard Malbec is grown in terrace soils of Manzanita loam, which provide a well-drained, nutrient rich soil that impart concentrated flavors and full mouthfeel to the wine. Gold, 94 points from 2020 Harvest Terrior Challenge & Gold from 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Meet the Winemaker

Patrick Saboe

Winemaker

Rock and Clay Wines

In 1996, Patrick Saboe was reshaping the Charleston, SC restaurant scene at nationally lauded Slightly North of Broad, when a honeymoon to California’s wine country changed his life. Patrick traded server tools for winemaking textbooks by enrolling in the Enology & Viticulture program at U.C. Davis.

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