Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 

Napa Cellars Malbec 2016

Napa Cellars Malbec 2016 Image
In Stock
Add To Cart
$39.00
 
SKU: 653680216
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 6, 2016
Acid
T.A.: 0.57 g / 100ml
pH
3.68
Aging
100% French oak (46% of which were new), 24 months
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Napa Cellars 2016 Malbec is a sophisticated wine that delivers aromas of mint, blackberries, fennel and star anise with warm gingerbread and sage characteristics. Lush flavors of bright, brambly fruit and notes of black cherry, toffee and lingering licorice coat the palate. Firm acidity gives the soft tannins a boost for a firm structure that eases on the gently drying finish. For a decadent meal, pair with chicken drumsticks drizzled with Asian barbeque sauce or chili-rubbed steak.
Vineyard Notes
Grapes for the Napa Cellars 2016 Malbec are sourced mostly from Coombsville, Napa Valley, on Vichy Avenue across from Vichy Elementary. The climate in Coombsville is ideal for growing Malbec as the vines gain relatively high amounts of sun and heat in order to mature, especially because of the Malbec grapes’ thick skin. The vines produce fruit with layers of complexity resulting in wines with earthy minerality and exceptional, natural acidity.
Production Notes
Once harvested, the fruit is carefully sorted, de-stemmed and gently crushed. To enhance color and flavor, extensive seed removal occurs and délestage procedures are incorporated during the 15 day maceration period. This process helps to release the aromatic characters to create full, round tannins. After fermentation, the wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels, 46% of which were new, for 24 months.
Product Reviews
Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product
Leave this field blank: