This appealing wine demonstrates the exciting potential for Malbec in Southern Oregon. Fresh, zippy acids underscore bright raspberry and black-cherry fruit, framed in chocolate with a dash of sea salt. The finish resonates with lightly applied baking spices and cayenne pepper.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.