- Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
100% Main Ranch
- September 12-October 18
- 18 months in (27% new) 65% French
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The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.The Wine
With proper vineyard site selection, excellent soil and top-notch winemaking, our Estate Malbec illustrates how exceptional this variety can be on its own. The wine starts with plum and violet aromatics that are followed by cherry and blackberry on the palate. Fine tannins and toasted spice headline the finish.Food Affinities
Malbec is great with leaner red meats and pork. The wine shines with blue cheese and rustic flavors of mushrooms and cumin spice.