22 months in 85% new French oak
2013 Herrera Victoria, Malbec
The intense deep purple color of this Malbec showcases the wonderful characteristics this wine has to offer. The nose opens with aromas of blackberry, cherry, and fig, with hints of vanilla and spice. The palate shows bright red to dark fruit with hints of jammy sweetness and ending with earthy notes of cedar and cocoa.
From bud-break to harvest, near-perfect conditions resulted in fruit of optimal ripeness, balance, and quality. The 2012 vintage is being heralded as one of Napa Valley’s best.
Food Pairing Notes
Braised short ribs, lamb stew, carne asada tacos, or spaghetti bolognese.