There’s not much Malbec planted in Rutherford anymore. Almost everyone there has succumbed to the popular (and profitable) trend of growing Cabernet Sauvignon – Everyone except for Andy Beckstoffer, that is. Andy lives on the Melrose Ranch and has a fierce devotion to farming small amounts of this unique variety. Luckily enough, we were able to secure some of this fantastic fruit. We are the first winery to release a 100% pure Malbec from this vineyard! Vanilla, violets, and ripe blueberries fill out the aromatics. Dark fruit flavors persist into the palate; the rich mouthfeel framed by dusty tannins, cocoa, and juicy acidity.