2019 Showdown ‘The Bird’ Malbec

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2019 Showdown ‘The Bird’ Malbec

It’s not just about pretty labels, but we do like this one a lot. Plush, blueberry fruited, violet-scented Malbec from an unexpected region in California’s central valley. What’s not to like?

Tasting Notes

Juicy and full-bodied, with plenty of blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, velvety tannins and great freshness.

2019 Showdown ‘The Bird’ Malbec


Grapes are sourced from the northern end of California's long central valley. Malbec here benefits from the cooling influence of San Francisco bay so grapes retain freshness. After fermentation 70% of the Malbec is aged on oak for 4 months giving good integration and subtle oak characteristics. A small percentage of Syrah is blended into the wine before bottling to give some extra structure to this plush red wine.


Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing our offering from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material and site-specific fruit.

The current range of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California, to which Samantha Bailey brings her esteemed palate and decades experience to hone these elements into the brightest wines of The Sunshine State.


Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 90% Malbec & 10% Syrah
Country USA

Alcohol content

13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type Red Wine
Features Vegetarian, Vegan
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches

Great with rich and hearty food such as a casserole or veggie chilli con carne.
Origin California
Appellation Central Valley