It's a little presumptuous to call any Malbec in Washington “old vines” but we may compromise on “older” vines. It's supple and spicy, with a bright core of berry fruit. It tails off gently, with green tobacco, herb and stem in the finish, but lingers and entices all the way through.
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.