MAY-BRITT & DENIS MALBEC, formerly of Château Latour, have created the wines of Notre Vin to honor their favorite California terroirs. Nearly a decade of consulting with Napa and Sonoma Valleys’ finest wineries has given this team an in-depth understanding of the region’s diverse vineyards and microclimates. They have carefully selected vineyards in the Napa Valley, including Howell Mountain, and along the Sonoma Coast that yield grapes of concentration and balance, and they interpret this fruit through a legacy of Bordeaux winemaking experience that spans generations. Notre Vin, which means “our wine” in French, produces a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Howell Mountain foothills, a Rosé from Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Burgundian-style Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. All wines are crafted in very limited quantities.
A beautiful garnet color along with delightful aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis, sweet orange and bitter chocolate that soar from the glass. Lush and powerful on the palate, with rich velvety texture and despite the big tannic structure this wine has impeccable balance and harmony with flavors of red cherries, toast and forest floor layered into the tense vibrant finish.