C-Cubed is a malbec-led red blend wine from the high-altitude vineyard lands of the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina.
The primary component of the wine, the malbec grape, is best known as a contributory ingredient to the great Bordeaux wines of France. But the malbec grape grown in Argentina, at the foot of the Andes, has found a salutary home where it produces, all on its own, a marvelous velvety profile.
- Our 2017 vintage of Felton Family Farms “C-Cubed” is a blend of 50% malbec / 20% cabernet sauvignon / 20% merlot / 10% syrah. The syrah juice was absolutely delicious, but other buyers around us recognized that fact as well, limiting the amount we could add to our blend.
- The blend for our 2018 vintage consists of 60% malbec / 20% syrah / 10% cabernet franc / 10% merlot. We were again especially pleased with the syrah component.
- Our 2019 vintage has another new blend: 70% malbec / 20% syrah / 10% merlot. Once again, we felt the syrah juice made for a better wine, although the malbec this year was stunning.
- The 2020 vintage is a blend of 70% malbec / 25% cabernet franc / 5% merlot. Once again, we used stunning malbec juice, with some structure from the cab franc and some mellowing from the small bit of merlot.