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Marked Parcels 2017

Malbec

Yountville Ranch Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$40.00 CLUB
1 of 10 Barrels

Crafted from a single parcel of Malbec on our Yountville Ranch estate property. Beautiful, bright boysenberry fruit is layered with darker licorice and tar notes. This first vintage of our Malbec is so textural, full of juicy fruit, lavish oak and sex appeal. The youthful tannins build through to the end. Pasta carbonara or an unctuous mac & cheese is a heavenly match.

Marked Parcels Malbec

Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

Jul-19

Release Date

Summer 2020

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.500 g/100 mls

pH

3.54

Varietal Composition

90% Malbec
5% Merlot
5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
17 days skin contact

Aging

18 mo. In French Oak 65% new)

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% Estate Grown — Yountville Ranch estate vineyard
  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & WINERY certified since 2010
  • Harvested September 28, 2017
  • Clone 9 Malbec
  • Bale Loam soils
  • Vine age: 5 years

 

This wine has been a dream of mine. All five Bordeaux varieties now grow together on our Yountville Ranch vineyard. The Malbec sits in almost a perfect triangle as a guardian at the entrance.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • 2017 brought floods, chill, heat and wildfire.
  • Budbreak and bloom were on time after a late January chill.
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly.
  • Small berry size and low yields made for dense and powerful wine quality.
  • Our first crop of Malbec from Yountville Ranch vineyard.
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. ’17 wildfires brought Napa to a standstill.