2019 Black’s Station Malbec
Due east of Napa, tucked away in northern California’s rolling Dunnigan Hills, is a little town called Zamora. Back in the late 1800’s, folks used to call it Black’s Station. Founded by J.J. Black, at its height Zamora boasted a hotel, two stores, a jail, blacksmith shops and a town hall. Today Zamora has fewer than 70 residents. Matchbook Wines (makers of Black Station) grow most of their grapes in Zamora, and this wine serves as an homage to the town’s storied past. The Blacks Station Malbec is dense and concentrated with aromas of cassis, leather and bright red fruit. Flavors of dried blueberry, cranberry, cocoa and mocha are framed by a good grip of tannins on the finish. A great wine worthy of the Black’s Station name.