Blistered red-cherry, a hint of hibiscus, rusty mud and more sanguine aromas show on the nose of this bottling. Tart red-plum and cranberry flavors meet with thyme and strong sage flavors on the slightly bitter palate. (Library Vineyard, Monterey 2018)
The 2017 Ilaria Napa Valley Malbec explodes from the glass with intense aromatics of blueberry compote, blackberries and raspberries. Notes of lavender, wild flowers, baking spice, incense and crushed rock playfully reveal themselves. This wine shows great depth, concentration and structure on the palate with an enduring finish. (2017)
Notes of brambly blueberry and blackberries jump out, along with hints of baking spice and savory herbs. The lush and silky palate of dark berry and blueberry is wrapped with layers of herbal notes that finish on the smooth and lengthy palate.
Big, fruity, subtly oaked and well-structured, this full-bodied wine packs in flavors of blackberry jam and dark chocolate framed by firm tannins. It offers a lot of ripeness and concentration and comes with tantalizing nutmeg, cinnamon and toast accents that build on the palate and linger on the long-lasting finish.
This wine has notes of deep, dark blackberry and plum with hints of vanilla, tobacco and spice. It has a smooth supple entry with a rich, round mid-palate that is elegant in style finishing with soft lingering tannins.