This Malbec has aromas of dark cherry, blueberry,
licorice, cinnamon, and black pepper


A rich, concentrated mouthfeel
is highlighted by dark fruits, red currants, and chocolate, with traces
of cassis and violet. This wine has rich tannin, medium acidity, a silky
texture, and a long, well-balanced finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2013 growing season proved to be an excellent year in Napa
Valley. It was slightly warmer than 2012, resulting in an overall earlier
growing season. Lower than normal rainfall paired with moderate
spring weather brought early bud break and bloom. Sunny skies
throughout the summer months led to early veraison and harvest.
Warm daytime temperatures followed by cool nights prior to harvest
produced evenly ripened fruit with ideal hang time.


Rolando loves Malbec due to its “extreme” personality. This wine is
aged in 85% new French oak for 20 months, at which point he feels
the fruit, tannins, and oak are in perfect harmony.


Dark purple in color.

Food Pairing

This spicy and deeply complex wine deserves your best dishes. Start
toasting spices and make a true Oaxacan mole or get those ribs
marinating in spices and brown sugar - you will thank us later.