2014 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec
Our Flat Rock vineyard is located near the north corner of Yountville Cross Road meets Silverado Trail, on State Lane. This prized, complex fruit from the Yountville Appellation is a result of unique geological and meteorological conditions; Volcanic soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District, but also displays ancient coastal deposits, and sedimentary and alluvial soils that provide beneficial stress for our vines. Marine air currents from San Pablo Bay to the South are caught when they reach the “Yountville Mounts,” providing a natural cooling effect that balances warm, sunny days that ripen the rich tannins of our 100% Malbec to elegant distinctions.
The deep inky hue of this Malbec is love at first sight. Its nose unfolds into multiple layers of blueberries, sweet violets, and fresh herbs. The medium acid palate exhibits flavors of currant, dark cocoa, and baking spice. This is a Malbec for the ages, one that will be a gem of your cellar for years to come.
Flat Rock Ranch
The youthful tannins and full-bodied structure perfectly complement grilled wild game, decadent desserts, or funky blue cheese with balsamic reduction.
new French oak barrels