Loma Vista Vineyards

2011 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
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Mission Briefing

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In his honor

Today may be the last time that we feature a wine from winemaker Denis Malbec. Denis, who literally grew up at France’s prestigious Chateau Latour, died tragically in a car crash last year.

Denis, whose father and grandfather both worked for Latour, was Latour’s winemaker for the 1994 through 1999 vintages. He later went to work making wines for some of the most exclusive wine brands in America, including Blankiet Estate, Charles Krug, Kapcsandy Wines, Respite Wines, Sodaro Estate, Medlock Ames and others.

Complex fragrances waft from the glass, exuding bold aromas of black cherry, stewed blackberry, dried black rose petals, dried tobacco leaf, sweet spice, chocolate and black pepper.

Rich and complex on the palate, with mixed berry compote, black cherry juice, blueberry, plum, dried violets, subtle tobacco leaf, sweet spice, black pepper, oak and dried fall leaves.

Today’s gorgeous Loma Vista Vineyards 2011 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine was one of the last wines that was made by Denis. We can think of no better tribute than a nice big pour of this very tasty, very elegant wine.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark and inky garnet, with ruby edges and an a slightly opaque heart.

Smell:

Black cherry, stewed blackberry, dried black rose petals, dried tobacco leaf, sweet spice, chocolate and black pepper.

Taste:

Mixed berry compote, black cherry juice, blueberry, plum, dried violets, subtle tobacco leaf, sweet spice, black pepper, oak and dried fall leaves.

Finish:

Bold and big from start to finish - which takes forever to conclude. Rich black and red fruits join spice and earthen notes that persist all the way to the plush, crushed velvet ending.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a big plate of saucy BBQ ribs, charred beef or a big plate of pasta with meat sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Denis Malbec
Varietal
Red Wine
Blend
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
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20% Merlot
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10% Cabernet Franc
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5% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.8%
Aging
22 months
Barrels
70% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
Avg. Price
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