The 2014 vintage of our Small Lot Malbec opens with
enticing aromas of black cherry and plum with tarry notes
of white pepper.
This dense, juicy wine is made in a
Bordeaux style, with a velvety rich, mouth-filling
structure accented by delicate floral notes.
The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest
harvested vintages in years. Described as a dream vintage,
2014 had ideal weather conditions for Malbec. A warm
spring led to early bud break and created the perfect
environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days
and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid
levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.
Our Small Lot Collection Malbec grapes come from two
vineyards, one from our Rutherford Estate that is farmed
organically and biodynamically. The Petite Sirah is from a
vineyard in the North East corner of the Napa Valley.
Fermentation took place for 36 total days on the skins in
small stainless steel tanks.
This Malbec is 100% barrel-aged
for 20 months in Radoux and Nadalie French Oak
barrels, 30% new.
luxuriant in the glass, our 2014 Malbec is a wine to be
enjoyed with a variety of hearty dishes.