2015 Malbec

Napa Valley
Flavors of red cherry, earthy spice and cedar.

$55.00
Qty
Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Malbec
Alcohol content
14.5%
Oak
French oak, 40% new
Time in Oak
18 months
Case Production
475
Release Type
Current

Vintage Notes
The 2015 vintage was marked by another year of drought in the Napa Valley. While quality was high, yields were low. Fortunately, that which we did harvest was endowed with depth of character and concentrated flavors. We were able to pick at phenolic ripeness while maintaining moderate sugar levels, affording us the chance to craft wines with moderate alcohol, lively acidity and bright fruit flavors.

Vineyard Notes
Sourced from Yountville, this Malbec has also been a historic element in our Artistry red blend for over a decade. Each year we’re impressed with how the vineyard lends juiciness, structure and an expressive midpalate to our Artistry blend; it’s these same attributes that we feel also make it a lovely varietal wine, and a favorite amongst our Girard staff.

Tasting Notes
The nose reveals bright red fruit notes layered with baking spice, mocha & a touch of vanilla. The palate bursts with red cherry and plum fruit flavors. Juiciness mellows into jammy notes on the midpalate with a lift of blackberry cobbler, earthiness, and cedar spice on the luxurious finish.

Composition

100% Malbec

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