Malbec is a real success at this pioneering Walla Walla winery, and in 2008 they made two different bottlings. This one is simply labeled Columbia Valley, and the grapes were entirely sourced from Sagemoor vineyard. It's a rich, round, toasty, highly enjoyable wine, with generous amounts of butterscotch and toast from the barrel aging. The fruit is a bit subdued, a mix of sour cherry, raspberry and red currant.
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.