Planted in 2000 to become the fifth Bordeaux varietal in the Dionysus blend, this Malbec has been made from 2003 forward as a solo varietal wine. It captures the elegance and the spice of the grape, along with young and pretty berry fruit. Hints of black tea and fresh herb add welcome details to the finish.
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.