Ilaria, Malbec, Napa Valley 2013
Winemaker Anna Monticelli has been making wine for over 15 years. Her talents have taken her to the likes of the famed Chateau Cheval-Blanc and Bryant Family Vineyard. In 2007, she was tapped to be the winemaker at Pina Cellars. Ilaria is her personal wine project. The wine is made up of 96% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in 100% French oak (54% new) for 22 months and is bursting with aromas and flavors of white flowers, crushed rock and an abundance of blue and black fruit. Shall we go on? Okay, then. The tannins are soft and velvety and the acidity and beautifully balanced with the fruit. If Ilaria doesn't put you in a cheerful mood, you've got bigger fish to fry. Or maybe you just need a bigger glass? 14.5% alc. Only 300 cases produced.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.