2018 Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Malbec, Coombsville
3-5 years peak; Drink by 7-10 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Recommended Cheese Pairings: Manchego Reserve or Manchego with herbs. Recommended Food Recipe: Ham & Piquillo Cheese Muffins - recipe on silveradovineyards.com
99% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Mt. George Vineyard, Coombsville
September 21, 2018
13 months barrel age in 45% new French oak
February saw abundant rains, with filtered light in spring and early summer. Bud break occurred late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful, even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Extended fall sunshine and moderate heat allowed fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
100% Mt. George Vineyard. Located east of Napa, our Mt George Vineyard is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Malbec with intense dark fruit aromas and juicy, plush wine. The wine finishes with classic broad and rustic tannins.
463 cases produced