Maldonado Vineyards

2019 Hawks Nest Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga AVA, Napa Valley, CA
Availablity

7 in stock

Price:
$89.00
Availablity

7 in stock

Appearance deep purple with ruby edges
Aromas blackberry, creme de cassis, graham cracker crust, cinnamon stick, coffee ground, peppercorn, cigar box, graphite, bay leaf, violets
Palate mulberry, black currant, cranberry, dry tobacco leaf, espresso, wood ash, medium body, balanced acidity, polished tannins, long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
short ribs, Ribeye, lamb roast, aged gouda, vintage cheddar, blue cheese
Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Production
525 cases
Alcohol
14.3%
Aging Potential
Enjoy now through 2035
Vineyard
Hawk's Nest Vineyard
About The Vineyard

Grown on the Maldonado Estate Vineyard in one of the warmest reaches of Calistoga, ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a small, hillside vineyard, located at the base of the Calistoga Pallisades. Its red loam soil produces small, intensely colored fruit with great aromatics and soft but persistent tannins. This is only the second vintage from this site and the Maldonado’s are very excited about the potential of this vineyard.


Winemaker Notes

Aging: 22 months in 80% new, 20% neutral French oak

Natural yeast fermentation


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Winemaker

Hugo Maldonado
Maldonado Vineyards Napa Valley
Nestled in the northernmost tip of the Napa Valley, you’ll find Maldonado Family Vineyards; a small Mexican-American family owned winery. Owner/Winemaker Hugo Maldonado comes from a vineyard management background, working alongside his father Lupe Maldonado and learning the importance of vineyard care at Newton Vineyards. The winery is in the form of a cave looking south toward the Palisade Mountain range in Calistoga. Though small, it accounts for the roughly 6000 case production that Maldonado Family Vineyards currently produces under the Maldonado Label and their second label, Farm Worker.
About the Winery
Maldonado Vineyards
Nearly fifty years ago, Lupe Maldonado was living in a small farming community in Michoacán, Mexico. After moving to California, Lupe began working in the vineyards of Napa Valley. He made a name for himself in the valley as a hard, dedicated worker and was invited to join the team at a new winery, Newton Vineyard.
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