Grapes for this Malbec are grown in the Andes Mountains of Argentina and transported to Caymus, where we use our winemaking techniques to create a style that is dense, dark and supple. Falling outside standard labeling rules, Red Schooner does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled (Voyage 9 is the 2019 vintage). Offering scents of ripe plums and cherries, this wine features flavors of French oak and soft tannins.
A vibrant cherry red, the Red Schooner by Caymus Voyage 9 opens with a warm, alluring nose. Aromas of ripe plums mix with the rustic scents of the high desert – scrub brush, wild sage, saddle leather, the smokiness of a campfire, and a hint of pomace. The palate is silky and smooth, with lush plums and grippy tannins that touch the side of the tongue. An earthy character of leather and cooking over an open fire carries through to the long finish, whose fruit tapers off and yields to toasted wood.