2004 Imagery Estate Winery Malbec Artist Collection Red Hills Lake County
(USA, California, North Coast, Lake County)
Nice softer malbec. Darkly colored. The nose was on the softer side, dark plum, blueberry. The palate was a typical malbec in that it quickly transitioned to the mid palate with the taste of tobacco, and green pepper but with that twist of tree bark and wet leaves. Nice in texture, and long mid palate with the finish lingering but a touch on the bitter side. It is mildly oaky, and well balanced. Worth a try for the money.