Aromas of oak, cedar and tobacco with rich black raspberry notes. Smooth with classic flavors of cherry and blackberry, mocha and hints of dried herbs. The palate reflects exceptional balance of tannins, oak and fruit. Varietals: 100% Malbec Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Production: 75 cases
Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, Estate 1856 is a boutique, family-owned winery specializing in small, hand-crafted lots of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.
Brian and Janice Schmidt proudly carry on a tradition of farming their ancestors land originally purchased in 1856 by Duvall Drake Phillips, the first generation to live and farm in Dry Creek Valley.
Winemaker Janice Schmidt a graduate of U.C. Davis, refine her winemaking skills for over 20 years, working at well renowned wineries such as Jorden with Rob Davis and the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff.
2016 MALBEC 75 cases produced • BEST OF CLASS & GOLD MEDAL & 93 POINTS 2019 Critic's Challenge International Wine Competition • BEST OF CLASS & 95 POINTS 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition • GOLD MEDAL 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition