2016 - Malbec

Located east of Napa, our Mt George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Malbec with intense dark fruit aromas and a juicy, plush wine. The wine finishes with classic broad and rustic tannins.

Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Dried boysenberries, crushed blueberries and essence of vanilla bean provide a pronounced bouquet of aromas. This full-bodied wine has firm acidity, round tannin, and flavors of fresh blueberry scone, cocoa and hints of espresso on the finish.
  • Varietal 95% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 24, 2016
    24.9° Brix
  • Skin Contact 18 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    40% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 15.0% Alcohol
    5.40 g/L TA
    3.52 pH
    0.03% Rs
    Bottled July 2018
    661 cases