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Every month, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team. Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons.
Notre Vin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, CA, 2005
£30 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price - £195.00
To celebrate our Californian Wine Festival, I wanted to offer one of the smallest and most boutique winery from Napa Valley.
Notre Vin started in 2003, only a few years after May-Britt and Denis Malbec established their wine consulting company, Malbec & Malbec.
Denis Malbec was the third generation of Cellar Master at Chateau Latour in Pauillac, France and was actually born in the winery.
The grapes come only from the Howell Mountain AVA, in the middle North of Napa Valley. The high altitude offers more concentration and tannins than the juicer wines made in the valley.
The wine has spent 24 month in new French oak, it has the ripeness and broadness characteristic to Howell Mountain. It offers a great concentration of dark fruit as well as a delicate rocky minerality that brings a beautiful balance and almost a savoury character to the wine.
This exceptional wine pairs amazingly well with hearty main courses or as a delicious after dinner drink.