Malbec has been an important variety at Buoncristiani since the beginning, finding its way into our many vintages of Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon and also playing an important role in our Buoncristiani O.P.C. In 2008 we started a new program to pay special homage to our favorite blender by keeping some separate. Due to the wine’s overwhelming popularity we proudly offer you this eleventh release of Buoncristiani Malbec.
To ensure our highest standard of quality, we source this Malbec from vineyards managed with our same strict viticultural philosophy. The 2018 blend was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from ultra premium Hillside blocks in the Eastern Vaca Mountain range.
Expect to find a dark purple color, intense black and blueberries, white pepper spice, violets, vanilla, toasty French oak, white chocolate, a broad mid palate with balanced acidity, depth of flavor, and a fleshy sexy round finish.
APPELLATION Napa Valley
HARVEST October 18th through October 26th, 2018
AGING 20 months in French oak barrels, 75% new French oak CASES PRODUCED 331
WINEMAKER Jay Buoncristiani