Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Napa Valley Malbec

Napa Valley Malbec Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: This wine holds true to its varietal characteristics with its dark inky color, rich aromatics and bold masculine structure. The nose has elements of black cherry, violets, red licorice, vanilla bean, white pepper, dark plum, root beer and smoky fig. This wine has a fresh entry with a fleshy and weighty body. Dark and ripe fruit flavors lead to a gargantuan mid pallet which is layered and balanced with soft wet tannins. The wine grips the entire palate for a lengthy and gratifying finish.

Varietal Definition
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.


Back to Ladera Vineyards information