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2013 Malbec

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Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley AVA

By: Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

In: Santa Barbara, CA

750mL / 14.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

While it might not be the most complex wine in the world, this is a great example of domestic Malbec. Good structure and mouthfeel combined with intense cassis, dark berry flavors, and well integrated oak, make this wine a great value. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak. 100% Malbec. 280 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Malbec from Santa Ynez Valley AVA
  • Very approachable and versatile

This is a great wine for anyone looking to try a Malbec from somewhere other than South America.

Experience

Lucas & Lewellen is a family owned and operated winery in Santa Barbara County.

Winery

Louis Lucas, a third generation grape grower, and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen formed a partnership in 1996. With three diverse, high quality vineyards in Santa Barbara County they have been producing distinct wines of exceptional quality and value ever since. As the owners once said, "From the beginning, we set our sights on doing nothing that we couldn't be proud of. Today, I am pleased to say that I am proud of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, from the grapes, to the wines, to the staff of exceptional people who make it all happen. But, as we like to say: You ain't seen nothin' yet! The best is still to come."

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