Screaming Napa Valley richness and intensity, the Ilaria Malbec, Napa Valley 2019 mixes red and black berry, plum and fig fruits with lots and lots of spice. Ahh, the spice: anisette (black licorice), cracked black pepper and cinnamon dance with the rich, juicy lip-smacking fruit. It’s simple in that the same complexity of flavors hit you start to finish. Easy to enjoy. Delicious. Malbec of this style and quality instantly conjures up images of a grilled beefsteak food match. 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit sourced from Coombsville and Atlas Peak AVAs.
Ilaria Winery is owned/made by Anna and Mario Monticelli: wife/husband team that knows how to make delicious and intriguing wines from Napa to Italy. Really – in addition to their Napa Valley projects they make wine in Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Friuli. You are assured of a quality wine, likely a great value to boot, if either or both of these two is involved.