Winemakers Notes - Beautiful Argentina is legendary in the production of fine Malbec wine. Inspired to create Red Schooner, we designed an efficient method to ship grapes over ocean waters while retaining their precious qualities. Our plan was to pinpoint a high caliber vineyard on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, then harvest and chill the fruit, transporting our valuble cargo by sea voyage to Caymus Vineyards. The fruit arrived in excellent condition, looking as though it had just been harvested. We used great care to extract deep color and rich tannins through a slow and delicate fermentation. The wine was then aged 14 months in French Oak barrels before bottling in October 2012. 14.2% ABV.