Amplify Wines 2021 Malbec "Toma", 500ml, Santa Maria, CA
You might notice that this bottle is a little smaller than typical. The combination of a smaller vintage yield and a long wait time for 750ml bottles resulted in the winery going to 500ml for the 2021 vintage. First thing you’ll notice on the nose is VA, but magically it doesn’t come out on the palate. Traditional light but coating mouthfeel carbonic wines have leads to tea leaf spices paired with black cherries, blueberries and red plums. There are some light tannins that come across as mushrooms which lead to a fruit finish.