Located near the summit of Mount Veeder, our Small Block Malbec from the Veeder Summit Vineyard is supple and sensuous, with flavors of blackberries and dark fruits along with a touch of jam and peppery spice that allows the wine to linger.
At a Glance
taste + style
“Let’s face it, we really like Malbec. We have more Malbec planted on Mount Veeder than any other winery in Napa and this vintage proves why. The wine produces big aromas of chocolate, blueberry and rich Aussie black licorice, followed up by rich vanilla bean. Supple and sensuous, the tannins are plush and the wine lingers with flavors of blackberries and dark fruits, a touch of jam and peppery spice” -Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Located near the summit of Mount Veeder above both the fog and frost lines, the Veeder Summit vineyard takes advantage of the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay and cool afternoon breezes result cooler daytime temperatures than the valley floor with warmer nights as the cooler air sinks to the lower elevations. Due to the unique microclimates, the vineyard is well suited for early ripening varietals.
Food + Wine Pairing
This wine pairs well with duck, squab and pork, sweet onions, leafy greens, rainbow chard, Bloomsdale spinach, heirloom tomatoes and grain mustard. Young Gouda cheese. –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.