Just one barrel was made of this complex, nicely sculpted, 100% Malbec. It's from fourth leaf fruit, showing bright and fresh raspberry flavors, compact herbs, and streaks of tar and earth. A floral note (clover?) comes in as the wine breathes open. Still young and slightly reduced, it will reward decanting.
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.