Malahoff Vineyard Nebbiolo...it was supposed to be a bright young style, with 10 months in barrel, the producer (Daniel Jacobson) fell seriously ill, miraculously escaped death, took delivery of another baby in the interim, and two years later on, it finally came out of barrel. So riserva it is. Ben Haines assisted in the meantime, so the wine was in safe hands.
It has an old wood riserva feel, steeped dark cherries, spice, mint and liquorice, and curiously, comes up a little fresher and more perfumed as it sits in glass. It’s almost cool feeling, but warm in spice, poached strawberries and something of a porty fruit profile, with fine dusty husk-like tannin, walnut and leather, and a grainy finish of solid length. It’s an interesting wine, kind of old school in feel, but has merit. Nebbiolo is resilient, and resilience is a good attribute to have. - The Wine Front