With its inky color and intense, concentrated flavors, the Provenance Vineyards Malbec captures the character of an exceptional, dry-farmed vineyard in Calistoga. Not in the least bit shy, this wine exudes rich, zesty black plum, black cherry, caramel and espresso aromas and flavors. It is a distinctively varietal Malbec, especially in its show of violet, spice and mineral, while the caramel nuances come from aging in entirely new French oak barrels. The mouthcoating tannins carry the dark fruit flavors through the persistent finish. Although it will cellar well, this wine is immensely enjoyable now, especially paired with hearty foods.