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Malbec Napa Valley 2017

Malbec Napa Valley 2017
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SKU: 17 MA

About This Wine

On the nose: Explosion of violet candies, redcurrants, wild strawberries, underbrush, lavender, cedar, vanilla beans, licorice, cotton

On the palate: Fresh, juicy entrance evolving on a velvety mid-palate lifted by a lingering bright acidity with notes of canned pear, chocolate-coated coffee bean, star anise, dark cherry, crushed rock

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Malbec

Fermentation: 85% barrel fermented,15% stainless steel tank fermented

Aging:  15 months, 100% French oak; 80% new, 20% 1-year-old

Vintage Notes:

2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and

patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. Rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Malbec
Alcohol %
14.4

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