PATEL - Napa Valley

2010 Malbec

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 25


PATEL - Napa Valley


5 cases produced

Commemorating our fourth vintage and our inaugural offering for Premiere Napa Valley, we proudly offer our 2010 Malbec, sourced from Yountville. We produce hand crafted, Bordeaux-varietal red wines which are rooted in the use of Old World techniques but are distinctively Napa Valley in expression. This extremely limited-production Malbec is a key component and vital part of our final Cabernet Sauvignon and red wine blends. It has a very deep, inky color, ample tannin, and a lush blueberry flavor component that adds complexity to our wines. Here we showcase the great elements of Malbec: its complex nature, power and elegance.

Aging Process

20 Month in 100% New French Barrels, 18 Months in bottle

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.74
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Kian Tavakoli

Winemaker, PATEL - Napa Valley

Winemaker, Kian Tavakoli

After UC Davis, Kian was Opus One's Lab Technician for 4 years where he developed his love and passion for Cabernet/Bordeaux varieties winemaking. The next stop was at Clos Du Val where he was Associate Winemaker and eventually winemaker of their Cabernet program, where under the tutelage of Bernard Portet, he learned the craft of blending - creating refined, structured and well balanced wines. In 2005, Kian took over the winemaking operations for a custom winemaking organization that allowed him to meet and make wine for small brand owners wanting to start their respective programs. In 2007, Raj Patel hired Kian to be his winemaker and together they've sourced, processed, blended and bottled some very impressive wines, and look forward to continuing their trend of making delicious wines for everyone's enjoyment.

Country born: Iran

Education: UC Davis graduate in 1992, with a degree in Genetics/Viticulture Minor.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To be able to express a given site's fruit to its full potential, yielding wines of great richness, complexity, and overall balance.

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Chicago  IL  60654


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