Casarena 2014 Malbec Naoki's Vineyard, Mendoza
Naoki’s vineyard is located in what the producers of Casarena call a hidden gem in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo. The vineyard is 3,120 feet in elevation all hand harvested by the dedicated workers of the Casarena family. The spontaneous malolactic fermentation is followed by 12 months in French oak. On the nose this wine is beautifully floral with hints of plum and fresh red fried with a bit of spice at the end. Limestone outcropping in the vineyard creates the mineral texture and fresh almost light mouth feel for this big bold Malbec and still giving it a polished tannic finish.