Trinchero Napa Valley

Haystack Vineyard
2015 Malbec
Atlas Peak

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 60
Vintage

2015

Trinchero Napa Valley

Haystack Vineyard

Malbec
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Malbec is rare in Napa Valley—only 1% of total vines planted
  • Elevation is key for Malbec; our Haystack estate vineyard, atop Atlas Peak, is the perfect spot
  • This craggy, rocky site stresses the vines, resulting in small, intensely concentrated berries
  • Our Malbec shows incredible depth and character and offers something unique in a sea of Cabernet Sauvignon

Malbec is rare in Napa Valley and it thrives in our Atlas Peak mountaintop Haystack Estate vineyard. This wine is 100% Malbec and has a very round and soft mouthfeel - not typically associated with mountain fruit - making it eminently approachable.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Mario Monticelli

Winemaker, Trinchero Napa Valley

Winemaker, Mario Monticelli

After college, I became the assistant winemaker at Melka Wines, assisting Philippe Melka on some of the most celebrated wines in the Napa Valley, including Quintessa, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, Caldwell, and Lail Vineyards, to name a few. After four years under Philippe Melka’s tutelage, I took the position as head winemaker for Quixote Winery where I was responsible for all winery operations, including harvest, cellar work, analyses, blending, bottling and vineyard management.

In 2007, I became the winemaker for Trinchero Napa Valley. My focus is on the estate-grown, single-vineyard selections under the Trinchero Napa Valley label, which showcase the Trinchero family’s significant holdings in the Napa Valley AVA.

Country born: United States

Education: I attended the University of California, Davis and immediately continued my passion for winemaking by selecting viticulture as my major. It was customary for viticulture majors to take a fall semester off in order to work a harvest from start to finish. I traveled abroad to my family’s native Italy, where I studied and worked at venerable producer Antinori in the heart of Chianti. I am fluent in Italian and conducted clonal research on Sangiovese while also putting in time in the cellar during the harvest. Upon my return to the United States, I graduated UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science of Viticulture and Enology as well as with a Bachelor of Art of Italian Language.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I am a minimalist. It is my goal to put forth the best expression of the fruit and land from which it is grown. I like to keep things as natural as possible and choose not to use a lot of enzymes and chemicals. The estate vineyards that make up the Trinchero Napa Valley program are some of the most exceptional in the Valley and I’m excited to create wines that reflect the terroir of these individual sites.

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ZD Wines Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Petit Abacus 19
Arietta 2012 Red Wine Napa Valley Apotheosis 18
Schramsberg Vineyards 1993 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley Reserve Late Disgorged 18
TEXTBOOK 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville All or Nothing! 18
Vineyard 29 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena St. Helena Special 18
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Detert Family Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc Oakville 17
Krupp Brothers 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 17
Promise 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 17
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TEXTBOOK 2011 Red Wine Oakville Dr. Strangebrix 17
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ZD Wines Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Petit Abacus 17
Buccella 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
Frias Family Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 16
Krupp Brothers 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
Parallel Napa Valley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Fortune Teller 16
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Vineyard 29 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
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