Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
2013 Reserve Malbec
Howell Mtn., Napa Valley, CA
NOTE:Maroon Wines regrets that they are unable to ship this wine to New Hampshire. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Winter Holiday Crystal Stemware Promotion:
Collect a pair of exquisite crystal stems with your purchase. Details here.
A very special offer is yours when you purchase the 2013 Reserve Malbec by the case (12 bottle). Owner Paul Maroon will treat four guests to a VIP tour of the vineyards and a private wine tasting during your next wine country visit!
Maroon Wines 2013 Reserve Malbec
So exciting! The second 100% Malbec to grace the Cellar Angels pages has arrived! Grown in much smaller quantities than Napa’s top red grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel – the Malbec grape is more frequently used as a blending variety to enhance tannins, color and spiciness in Napa’s Bordeaux-inspired “Meritage” blends. Lucky for us, Maroon Wines’ single vineyard reserve Malbec is one of the few exceptions.
This gorgeous, approachable wine is made of grapes from 11 year-old vines grown on the northeast slope of Howell Mountain. It shows off a vibrant, bright garnet color with purple undertones and loads of ripe, juicy fruit aromas. Strawberry jam, blackberry, chocolate covered dark cherry, candied red cherry and raspberry dominate, with subtle notes of vanilla spice, dried herbs and dark flowers. So inviting on the palate, with lip-smacking, ripe, juicy fruit and silky smooth tannins that lead to a mouthwatering, lingering finish.
~Tasting notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels' Chief Marketing Angel
Single Vineyard on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
Will age gracefully through 2028
91 points, Beverage Tasting Institute
Additional Winemaker Notes:
- Fruit from 11 year-old Malbec vines
- Farmed from vines on the North East slope of Howell Mountain