Music and Wine should be paired. We call this VINOMUSIC.
When someone dies it’s common for friends and family to feel that the departed passed too soon. Earlier this year Napa was shaken to learn that Denis Malbec, 3rd generation French winemaker who moved to Napa in early 2000s and soon became a celebrated winemaker in Napa / Sonoma passed in a fatal car accident. His pedigree is what legends are made of – he studied viticulture and and oenology in Bordeaux and Champagne. He then joined the team at the iconic Chateau Latour (1 of 5 First Growth Chateaus in Bordeaux) in the footsteps of his grandfather. In 1993 and became cellar master and enologist, making the 1994 to 1999 vintages. Upon coming to America, Malbec was involved in several projects, most notably as a consultant for the 100-point-scoring Kapcsàndy Family Winery in Yountville and as winemaker at the 99-point-scoring Blankiet Estate in Yountville.
Artists can live forever in culture and in our hearts through whatever art they practiced, be it music or winemaking. Culture is a better place having had the talents of dedicated individuals who longed to share their craft with the world. The last vintage of Malbec’s talents and legacy are fully showcased the Acumen Red Wine Mountainside Napa Valley 2012. If you’re lucky enough to snag a bottle, open it with a group of loved ones and have the Puff Daddy, 112, and Faith Evans accompany you with their ode to the memory of the legendary Brooklyn rapper Notorious BIG: “I’ll be Missing You”.