Our winemakers in Napa and Argentina worked together to craft a Malbec that comes from the Hess family estate vineyards in Salta, one of Argentina’s finest growing regions. This garnet red, fruit-forward Malbec offers aromas of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate that captures the soul of the Malbec grape, in a ripe, vibrant and balanced style.
At a Glance
taste + style
This fruit-forward Malbec is garnet red with a violet hue and has pleasant aromas of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. Supple and smooth, the dominant flavors of cherries, Red Delicious apples and crabapple are accented with cassis, nutmeg and allspice. A long lingering finish highlights a light touch of oak.
Vineyard + Production
Malbec comes from the Hess family estate vineyards in Salta, one of Argentina’s finest growing regions. Located in Salta’s high desert, the sustainably farmed vineyards begin a mile above sea level far above the Calchaquí Valley floor. Extreme growing conditions stress the vines, delivering fruit of intense flavor concentration.
Food + Wine Pairing
Malbec is a very versatile grape that pairs wonderfully with dishes such as lentil soup, brisket, cassoulet as well as lamb, duck, and pastas with rich red sauces. Mild to moderate sharp cheeses, such as a Stilton Cheddar, are quite memorable with this wine.