Waterbrook Winery 2011 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $25

By on November 8, 2014

waterbrook-winery-reserve-malbec-nv-bottleFruit from Precept’s Canyon Vineyard Ranch near Prosser, Wash., formerly called Snipes Canyon Ranch, received a boost from young Summit View Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley for this youthful expression with one of the Northwest’s hottest varieties. It carries aromas of Marionberry berry and blueberry with vanilla, black pepper and fresh dill. The drink is rich, smooth and spicy with blackberry, blueberry and cocoa flavors, supported by sandy yet sturdy tannins and cranberry acidity in the finish. Suggested pairings include barbecued ribs, cheese ravioli and steak under portabella mushrooms.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,497 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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