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Emerson Brown Wines 2011 Malbec, III Michaels Estate

Emerson Brown Wines

2011 Malbec
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Oakville, Napa, CA


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Tasting Notes:

Malbec is still HOT! It exploded in popularity in 2010 and is still a favorite choice by many wine lovers. We thought it was about time to feature this popular grape on Cellar Angels. We chose something special, Emerson Brown. This Malbec is worthy of our members not only because of the two highly esteemed winemakers (read below about their "day" jobs) who shower attention over this wine, but the grapes are grown in the famed Oakville AVA.

On sight, note the concentrated inky purple hue. The bouquet fills the nose with blueberries and mocha. On the palate are fruit forward notes of black cherry, blueberry, boysenberry and violets. A smooth, clean finish highlights soft tannins, a hint of herbaceousness and minerality.

  • Grapes
    100% Malbec
  • Region
    Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    74 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drinking perfectly now through 2016

Keith Emerson & Brian Brown

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Malbec is diverse enough to pair with ethnic food like Mexican, Cajun, or Thai, but is adaptable to go with a wide variety of dishes. Consider beef, game, lamb, chili, stews, mushrooms, sausage and barbecue sauces. For cheese pairings, stick with medium and hard cheeses.
About the Winery
Emerson Brown Wines U.C. Davis graduates Keith Emerson and Brian Brown met while working together at the legendary, high-end Napa winery, Vineyard 29. The two partnered in 2005 to launch their new artisan wine endeavor, Emerson Brown Wines. Keith still maintains his current "day job" as winemaker at Vineyard 29 and has held the position for ten years. Learn more