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Vintage
2017
Napa Valley
Varietal
Malbec

Malbec is one of the five great Bordeaux varieties commonly blended with Right Bank wines, and
has become the darling of Argentina. We have Malbec planted in four of our estate vineyards
and have historically blended it into our Cabernet Sauvignons. A rare offering, we are pleased
to release our 2017 Malbec.

Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$65.00
 
SKU: PRMAMA17B
2017 Malbec
Tasting Notes
The thick skin of Malbec grapes yields wine with a beautiful, nearly opaque, deep purple-red color. The wine shows signature aromas and flavors of dark fruit, raspberry, mocha, and tobacco. Full-bodied with moderate tannins, it is enjoyable by the glass or with food.
Production Notes
The season began with rain that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils, a welcome relief after an extended drought. Harvest started early at a normal pace in many regions and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Cooling temperatures in mid-September slowed the harvest and allowed red grapes to ripen gradually. The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. After the grapes were given a cold soak, fermentation occurred at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 30 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for our 2017 Malbec was sourced from four prestigious appellations within the Napa Valley: Carneros, Stags Leap District, Rutherford, and Oakville. Carneros and Stags Leap District provide ideal conditions for producing juicy acidity.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 15
Aging
18 months in 30% new American oak
Alcohol %
15.1