This was previewed more than a year ago, and needed the extra time to fill out and show its best. Treated a a pure varietal wine, the Malbec takes well to extended aging in three quarters new oak. That toasty oak wraps around brambly berries, sweet spice, black cherry and plum pudding flavors.
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.