RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Every vintage and harvest presents a unique set of obstacles, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. Vintage 2019 began with occasional rains and cooler temperatures, which brought soil saturation and allowed fruit to mature steadily. Summer helped the grapes to ripen, and the warm days and cool nights of the Fall fostered gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas, with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in the 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 2019 Malbec has an inky, dark color that lends itself to aromas of warm blackberry pie and lavender, followed by vanilla and licorice. The soft, supple entry complements the vibrant flavors of forest fruits with a cocoa backbone. An elegant tannin structure rounds out the brooding finish.”
–Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
CURATED CULINARY PAIRING
Pair with duck, squab and pork, sweet onions, leafy greens, rainbow chard, Bloomsdale spinach, heirloom tomatoes and grain mustard. Young Gouda cheese.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef