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Seth’s Pick: Chester’a Anvil

Sometimes late night alcohol infused conversations can lead to magic. That’s exactly how Chester’s Anvil was started by two of Napa Valley’s best wine stars, Aaron Pott (winemaker of the year 2012) and Carol Meridith Laigier (2009 Vintners’ Hall of Fame). They wanted to create wines that lived outside of their day to day and came up with the label to allow them to explore, experiment, and create.

This Malbec is intensely complex needing a good decant and some time with air. But the payoff is sublime. Deep rich crushed cherries and blackberries dominate with chocolate ganache cake, dried black tea notes, lavender and violets mix with the back end structure that keeps this wine lively, lush, and hedonistic. It’s almost like you were at their table, caught in their conversation, but this time it’s all yours!

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