Malbec is relatively new and rare in Washington, and it is still some years before most of the vines are mature, but the potential is there. This is 100% varietal, quite light, with forward fruit suggesting cherry, plum and berry. It's balanced with good acids, but there is not yet much depth or detail.
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.