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70% Malbec
30% Cabernet Sauvignon


Yakima Valley AVA


Drink Now or Age 12+ Years


Blackwood Canyon
Red Willow

2021 Minuit

The 2021 Minuit is quite showy on release, with blueberry compote, charred meats and dark roast coffee dancing from the glass.  The wine has great weight and intensity, while the polished, broad tannins round out the mid-palate and lead to a lengthy finish.  The significant (54%) new French oak sits nicely in the background, offering touches of vanilla and caramelized sweetness, while lifting the blue fruits that dominate the wine’s profile.  This effort will evolve beautifully over the next 12+ years if you choose to wait.


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92 Points

— James Suckling

92 Points

The wine is a blend of 70% malbec and 30% cabernet sauvignon aged in more than half new French oak barrels. A thick cloak of tannins wraps around hearty, concentrated flavors of blackberries, dried blueberries, char and black pepper. This needs time to soften and open up. Best from 2028. – James Suckling

March 2024

Additional Scores:


Jeb Dunnuck

Barrel Tasting, June 2023

Suggested Pairing

Steak in Red Wine Jus is an excellent pairing for Minuit. Other pairings include dishes with pepper, sage, creamy sauces and blue cheese. A few vegetarian dishes that complement Malbec, the primary varietal in Minuit, are Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches, Baked Eggplant and Mushroom and Black Bean Chili.

Behind the Wine

2021 Minuit

Minuit was crafted via countless trial iterations of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon at the blending table, seeking unity and balance. Meaning “midnight,” it is the time of day that delineates one day from the next, at once the beginning of something new and the end of a defined and fundamental cycle. This wine, black as night, embodies this notion: the conclusion of our journey in the vineyard and cellar, and the beginning of discovering the wine’s potential in the bottle and in the glass.


Quintessence Vineyard on Red Mountain – Originally this Malbec and Cabernet Blend was a Member-Only selection made from 100% Quintessence fruit. It became such a favorite that we added select blocks from the famed Red Willow Vineyard to expand case production.


Stainless steel fermented, 14-16 days on skins. Barrel aged 20 months in French oak. Bottle aged 18 months prior to release.