Malbec shines in Southern Oregon. Here it's given 16 months in new French oak, emerging supple with tangy berry and pie cherry fruit. Suggestions of citrus juice come with balancing acidity. Tannins are ripe, substantial and lightly earthy, with a hint of coffee.
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.