Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red
Varietal Malbec
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Mark Beringer
Winemaker Mark Beringer creates our winery-exclusive wines to honor his iconic familial heritage as well as highlight his own explorations. Each wine in this collection is made in limited production, showcasing a vineyard, varietal, blend or region that Mark feels merits its own bottling. Crafted to be enjoyed upon release, our winery-exclusive wines are unique offerings with each vintage and reflect the quality, history and winemaking expertise that Beringer has been known for since 1876.

Tasting Notes

A new addition to the Beringer Winery Exclusive Collection, the Napa Valley Malbec is flush with fresh blackberry and black currant notes. Hints of clove and violets waft out of the glass as darker notes of vanilla and oak spice bring the beautiful bouquet together. Round tannins and a full-bodied palate combined with the berry flavors create an experience not unlike enjoying a boysenberry pie. The finish is long and lingers pleasantly from sip to sip. While enjoyable now, this wine will age at least another 8 years.

Vintage Notes

The 2017 growing season was marked by an early harvest with normal yields and exceptional quality. The consistent and smooth growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped ease California’s persistent drought. The quality of the fruit coming into the winery at harvest was excellent with grapes reaching optimum ripeness and spectacular concentration of aromas and flavor.