"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Produced by AJA Vineyards

Our 2018 Malibu Coast FIVE Red Wine is our first vintage producing this fabulous Bordeaux-inspired red blend from the estate grown fruit of our Miracle Vineyard. Fresh and bright red berry notes are accompanied by black currant and dried fig on the nose. Smell the sweetness of Malibu with puckering red cherries and the essence of Bordeaux with tobacco, and damp Earth. On the palate this wine is not overly heavy or acidic with a beautiful roundness, a kiss of oak and a finish leaving you wanting more.

Icons/location pin Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California
Icons/wine/red Bordeaux-style Red Blend
Icons/star Rare wine (115 cases produced)

The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Cheese, Tri Tip, Steak, Tagliata

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Tasting Notes

Tobacco, Nutmeg, Cherry, Dried Fruit, French Oak

What's cool?

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Hand-sorted

The whole Greenbaum family pitches in on the sorting table and makes these wines the "reserve" way by picking out anything we see flawed before it goes into the wine!

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Uncommon Region

Malibu is one of the smallest and least grown in regions because it's expensive. Finding a wine from Malibu is truly rare and we hope you get to enjoy this one!

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Winery Favorite

Created in the eyes of Todd Greenbaum, this bottle was crafted from the moment the plot was to be turned into a vineyard. He crafted the vineyard to produce this product and this vintage is the first year of it's creation!

Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

AJA Vineyards

We make pristine wines from the hillsides of our Malibu Estate. We are a family business through-and-through, run by myself (Amanda), my father (Todd), my mother (Heather), and my brothers (Alec and Jack).

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon (45%)
Cabernet Franc (9%)
Merlot (16%)
Malbec (10%)
Petite Verdot (20%)
ABV: 14.2%
Acidity: ph of 3.6
Harvest
Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 04) from 4 year old vines from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast (45%). Harvested on 2018-10-12 at 25.0 brix .
Cabernet Franc (clone 327) from 4 year old vines from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast (9%). Harvested on 2018-10-12 at 23.0 brix .
Merlot (clone 15) from 4 year old vines from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast (16%). Harvested on 2018-10-12 at 26.0 brix .
Malbec (clone 09) from 4 year old vines from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast (10%). Harvested on 2018-10-12 at 25.0 brix .
Petite Verdot from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast (20%). Harvested on 2018-10-12 at 24.0 brix .
Winemaking
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: fined and filed with diatomaceous earth
Aging
neutral and new french oak barrel
Bottled on: 2018-04-07