Our Rennie Organic Vineyard was planted in 1990. It features a split canopy, quadrilateral cordon with a 9’ x 6’ spacing. It rests on benchlands at about 1,000 ft. elevation with a southern exposure.
At the time we first planted Malbec there were fewer than 100 acres of it in the whole state. With two additions over the years we now have three clones: FPS #9 (COT clone 180 from France), #595 EV (originated in the town of Cahors), FPS #4 from Bordeaux. We’ve found that each of the clones contributes a range of aromas and flavors thereby adding increased complexity.
Awards By Vintage – Malbec, Our Rennie Organic Vineyard
2018 - 92 pts. Tastings.com
2017 - 93 pts. Tastings.com
2016 - 95 pts. Gold Medal, S.F. International Wine Competition
2015 - "Highly Recommended," Tastings.com
2014 - 91 pts, Tastings.com