Red Schooner started with appreciating good Malbec. Caymus considered making this wine from vineyards in Napa Valley, but decided they should source the grapes from the place that is most widely recognized for having ideal conditions for this varietal. They found themselves asking: Could we create a wine at Caymus Vineyards, our family winery, using fruit from another part of the world? That question inspired the idea for Red Schooner, a “Red Wine of the World” that is about the thrill of voyage and discovery.
Winemaker Notes... Grapes for this Malbec are grown in the Andes Mountains of Argentina and transported to Caymus, where they use their 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 flavours of French oak and soft tannins. Charlie Wagner, Red Schooner’s director of winemaking, notes that he loves this wine’s lush softness, as well as the spirit of experimentation that lies behind its creation.