2015 Malbec, Mello Vineyard, Yountville
Saddleback Malbec - Single-Vineyard Sourced from Napa Valley
This garnet-colored beauty arrives with a big, rustic nose, Old World in its constitution. Dark and dense, with this Malbec you can understand why traditions include this bold maverick in blending the most honored of Bordeaux wines: structure, color, and rich but subtle dark plum and berry flavors. On the nose, gunsmoke and mulberries. On the palate balancing the rush of fruit are toasty oak, and leather, and hints of black raspberry. This one is easy on the fruit, big on power.
Pair with steak frites (preferably duck-fat fries), pork fat-braised chicken thighs with cabbage and wild rice, prime rib, pecorino Romano cheese.
100% Malbec | 13.5% alc | 117 cases produced