Harvested from the Palisades Vineyard in the northeast corner of the Napa Valley Appellation, this Malbec is our latest addition to the Rosa Lee wine “Whim” program. The organically certified grapes were harvested in early October at 25.2°Brix, and fermented on the skins for six days with gentle hand punch downs throughout the fermentation. This classic Bordeaux varietal has seen resurgence in popularity due to its wide planting and success in Argentina. This 100% Malbec has a beautiful color with deep ruby red and violet highlights. The aroma is bursting with ripe fruits with hints of blueberry, cassis and dark cherries. Subtle floral notes and well integrated toasty vanilla and spice complement the complex aromas. The palate is lush and juicy with loads of dark fruit, chewy dense tannins and an extremely long, rich finish. With 200 cases produced, this wine will not be around long! Enjoy.
-Chris Pisani, Winemaker