2015 Malbec from La Sirena is very dark in color, a deep purplish-black hue. The nose is driven by ripe, rich fruit aromas of red cherry, black plum, crabapple, and cranberry. There are nice subtle French oak notes in the nose as well, lending a toasty vanilla spice character. This wine is velvety yet lively across the palate; medium body with light, dusty tannins. The wine has a compact structure and a firm, clean finish. The blend is 96% Malbec from a single vineyard site in Knights Valley, plus 4% Syrah from our own Barrett Vineyard in Calistoga. The 2015 vintage in Napa was a very concentrated harvest for red wines especially due to the continuing drought causing very low crop levels.