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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2015 Malbec


  • 2015


  • 100% Malbec


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley


  • September 10-28


  • 18 months in (40% new) 47% French
    33% American
    20% Hungarian


  • 14.3%

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The Vintage

With a warm spring, the vines got off to an early start. The weather turned cool during bloom which impacted fruit set and resulted in fewer grapes per cluster. The size of the crop was further reduced as the dry soils, from a lack of late rains, led to smaller grapes. The weather was warm throughout the summer leading right into one of our earliest harvests ever. The resulting wines are fantastic as the smaller grapes and fine weather contributed ideal ripeness with very concentrated flavors.

The Wine

This wine opens with notes of plum and boysenberry. The bright palate is supported by well-integrated tannins and a natural tartness resulting from our estate vineyard’s location in the relatively cool Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley.

Food Affinities

Our Malbec pairs perfectly with dark meat turkey, roasted pork and leaner red meats. The wine shines with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces and melted cheese.

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards