RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Each vintage presents a unique set of challenges and obstacles. Vintage 2018 began with a warm end to February, and spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a mild summer. Steady growing conditions continued into the fall with harvest starting slightly later than normal, and in some areas, extending into the first week of November. After such lengthy hang time, the fruit was picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
FROM THE CELLAR
“We are one of Napa’s largest Malbec growers, and this Mount Veeder-grown Malbec is one of our most sought after Small Block Series wines. The wine is rich and complex, with a structure and flavors that set it apart. On the nose, delicious aromas of blueberry and warm blackberry pie are accented by elegant floral notes of lavender. The soft and supple entry leads to vibrant flavors of black cherry, black plum and cocoa. This wine delivers a brooding finish with an elegant tannin structure to round out the final sip.”
– Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
CURATED CULINARY PAIRING
Duck, squab and pork, sweet onions, leafy greens, rainbow chard, Bloomsdale spinach, heirloom tomatoes and grain mustard. Young Gouda cheese.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef