This pure Malbec from the Konnowac Vineyard is labeled Old Vines, though it's not clear how old is old. Effusive scents and flavors of raspberries dominate, with a hard candy flavor matched to juicy acidity. There's a subtle hint of coffee lacing together 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.