The year swung from hot to cold and hot again. September was good, but as harvest wound down, Napa had one of the wettest Octobers in decades. Those abrupt rainstorms put a quick end to the harvest. Most winemakers say they harvested their crops by then and were pleased by the quality and volume, but everyone would have liked a little more juice.
In the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley lies the Corona Vineyard located at the southern end of the valley floor. The Vineyards close proximity to San Pablo Bay results in a climate that is cooler and more moderate than any region in Napa Valley other than the Los Carneros District.
The grapes were fermented in four separate open top vessels using four different yeast strains. Extended maceration lengthened to total time on skins to 30 days, for full extraction of color and varietal intensity, then placed in French Oak barrels.
Our Judd's Hill Malbec is elegant and made in the old world style as opposed to the more commonly known Argentinian Malbec. This beautifully finessed wine will coat your palate through the finish and you will get big fruit with a flavor profile of black cherry, warm spices and hints of pomegranate.
Malbec is a food friendly wine and is generally an easy wine to pair and match with foods. Malbec is perfect with grilled or barbecued meats and sausage. Due to its rich, supple textures and spicy personality, match Malbec with beef, veal, chicken, pork, sausage, braised or stewed dishes, spicy cuisine, cured meats and dry cheese.
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