This wine is a single vineyard designate & 100% Malbec from La Cerezas Vineyard just south of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Our 2009 AuburnJames Malbec demonstrates all that is truly great about the varietal. Greeted by its dark ruby color with a thin band of maroon at the rim, close your eyes and be welcomed in with aromas of fig, plum, cherrywood, blueberry, toast, spice and light roast coffee. Full bodied with velvety smooth tannins, flavors of black cherry, violet, and sage are abundant on the palate as slight hints of juniper, sandalwood, cayenne pepper and pecan whisper in your mind. Those round tannins create an overall soft and balanced mouthfeel that lingers at the back of the palate. We suggest you pair the 2009 Napa Malbec with dark chocolate, rich steaks, spicy nuts, peppered meats, and sharp cheeses.