Signature Series

2015 Signature Malbec, Napa Valley

Through decades of experimentation, we have refined our craft of blending exemplary lots from dynamic vineyard sites selected to complement our core Southern Napa Valley estate vineyards on Mount Veeder, in Oak Knoll and south of Stag’s Leap. When assembling the 2015 blends, the virtues of old-vine Malbec grown from our Oak Knoll estate and by our partner Larkmead Vineyards were too numerous to count, compelling us to craft Signature Malbec, a rare, solitary pursuit.

  • 750mL
    $68

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Tasting notes

Effusively aromatic, 2015 Signature Malbec opens with bountiful lush dark cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon and pie spice. Its remarkable balance and completeness reward the discerning palate.

A delightful interplay of earth-driven notes—licorice, saddle leather, freshly ground espresso and dusty cocoa provides remarkable depth and density. A very modest contribution of Merlot adds plushness and length, with bright cherry fruit and plum on offer. With its fine tannins and soft edges, this youthful, vibrant Malbec offers plenty of upside; enjoy now or after several years in the cellar.

Composition

97% Malbec, 3% Merlot

Cooperage

Aged 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley and Oak Knoll and Larkmead Vineyard in Calistoga

Availability

330 cases