Voyage 6 Malbec
About this winery
For more than 40 years, they have been making dark, rich red wine from Napa Valley. Red Schooner started with appreciating good Malbec. They considered making this wine from vineyards in Napa Valley, but decided that was not the best path. lnstead, they created a wine at Caymus using fruit from another part of the world. Red Schooner is a "Red Wine of the World;' an experiment made from Mendoza Malbec grapes that are shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced into wine at Caymus Vineyards.
The quest began in the Andes Mountains, renowned for intense sunlight and high-altitude viticulture. They ship grapes in a similar way as table grapes, protecting them through delicate care and chilling. "Reverse season'' winemaking means that our equipment and tanks no longer gather dust during the 10 months between harvest seasons.
This wine is a "Caymus style" of Mendoza Malbec - an iron fist in a velvet glove, with rich fine tannin and a refined character. It is unfined and any sediment reflects the rich, natural concentration of abundant quality. A deep, rich purple, this wine offers scents of ripe plums and blueberries, along with chocolate, graham crackers, mesquite smoke and traces of leather. Entry on the palate is broad, featuring lush dark fruit flavors, pomace, unsweetened baking chocolate and a hint of Teriyaki. On the finish, flavors of sweet berries play back and forth with an evocative smoky quality, creating mouth-watering interest all the way through.