This rising superstar Oregon winery, best known for its landmark Tempranillo, here showcases a stunningly good Malbec. Dense, inky purple and blue colors set up an edgy and intense wine, full of mountain-grown fruit flavors. Plum, berry, baked apple and allspice light up the palate, arrayed over a powerful base of mineral, acid and earth. —P.G.
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: email@example.com.