With its inky color and intense, concentrated flavors, our 2009 Malbec shows its provenance—an exceptional, dry-farmed vineyard in Calistoga. Not in the least shy, this wine exudes rich, zesty black plum, black cherry, caramel and espresso aromas and flavors. It is a distinctively varietal Malbec, especially in its show of violet, spice and mineral, while the caramel nuances come from aging in entirely new French oak barrels. The mouth-coating tannins carry the dark-fruit flavors through the persistent finish. Although it will cellar well, this wine is immensely enjoyable now, especially paired with hearty foods.