Made from Pepper Bridge Vineyard fruit, this rich, deep Malbec is similar to pricey Argentine versions. It matches concentrated black fruits to generous new barrel-derived flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and Kahlua. The acidity keeps the palate propped up through the long 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.