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Midnight Cellars Malbec Solstice Paso Robles 2018  - Invino

Midnight Cellars Malbec Solstice Paso Robles 2018

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Paso Robles is a Central Coast California hotspot for Bordeaux varietals. A bit further inland than much of the Central Coast, warmer days get things ripe and full-bodied, but cool evenings maintain freshness and acidity – not unlike Napa Valley...but for far less $$$! Midnight Cellars is one of the pioneers of this young region, and still among our very favorites. This 91 POINT 100% malbec is just classic – juicy, ripe, and powerful – enough to stain your tongue and make your heart flutter with unabashed joy! 

91 POINTS! And under $20! That’s what we like to see when it comes to our Paso Robles malbecs. The Midnight Cellars’ story is a classic “why not” tale – when the Hartenberger family trip to the Napa wine country planted a seed in their minds… why shouldn’t we do this?! Years later, the patriarch retired from his gig as a patent attorney, and called his son..."Are you in?” was all he said, and welp, the rest is history!

The malbec just gushes in the glass – exotic berries, supple cherries, and creamy chocolate undertones with soft and delicate notes of roasted herbs, warm baking spices, and vanilla and mocha tones, this is a regal hug of velvety and silky-smooth deliciousness. All French oak, one-third of which is brand spanking new, for 30 months gives this a layered and sensual aspect. It’s rich and hedonistic, but softly spoken…this beauty simply purrrrrrrs at this amazing price. Grab a few before they’re gone, and you won’t regret it! 

91 Vinous -
Inky violet. Oak-spiced dark berries, cherry, licorice and succulent herbs on the fragrant nose. Round, weighty and appealingly sweet, showing very good breadth as well as detail to the jammy red and blue fruit and vanilla flavors. The long, gently tannic finish echoes the vanilla note and leaves a hint of smokiness behind.

  • BlendMalbec
  • WinemakerRich Hartenberger
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • Sub-RegionCentral Coast
  • AppellationPaso Robles
  • Alcohol14.3%