90 points - BTI 2016 Gold Medal Winner
Today we have an outstanding 2013 Malbec from 11 year old vines from the North East slope of Howell Mountain. It is big, dark and inky with aromas of plums and dark ripe berries. A rustic wine with powerful fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and round, with a long wonderful finish.
Malbec is now known as the principal red grape of Argentina. Now as a grape variety in its own right in the Napa Valley. Typically ripening midway through the growing season, it produces small, intensely colored grapes loaded with concentrated fruit flavors.
The 2013 Maroon Napa Valley Reserve Malbec is bright garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of pencil shavings, berry pie, and chocolate with a satiny, vibrant, fruity, medium-to-full body and an even, engaging, medium-long vanilla toffee, spiced cherries, and cedar finish, with chewy tannins and light oak. A big malbec pleaser with rich fruit and structure. You will love this wine!
Pairs with dark meat poultry, roasted pork, and leaner cuts of red meat (such as sirloin, flap, hanger, filet, and skirt steak).
Release Date: November, 2015
Production: 820 cases
Appellation: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
PAUL MAROON became interested in winemaking over 40 years ago while as a young man helping his uncle make wine in Pennsylvania. In the back of his mind he always knew that for him Napa Valley was the place to be. Paul visited as often as possible throughout the years and finally in 2000 realized his dream and relocated to the Napa Valley. Here he began his life as a vintner and Paul has been growing grapes and making fine wines ever since.
Learn more at www.maroonwines.com.