Initially a bit stiff and acidic, this young, tight Malbec opens to reveal tart cranberry, sour plum and red currant fruit. Its structure and underlying minerality are a bit reminiscent of a Loire Valley Cab Franc. This improves nicely after a couple of hours breathing time.
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: email@example.com.