In this pure, focused Malbec, moderately tart acidity underscores a mix of wild berries, with accents of autumn leaves. The definition and soft approachability are exceptional. Malbec is one of the emerging, under-the-radar strengths of Washington State.
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.