Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 80-71

By on December 27, 2014

75. Huston Vineyards 2012 Malbec, Snake River Valley, $29

huston-vineyards-malbec-NV-labelMalbec is a minor grape in its native Bordeaux, but it’s becoming a star in the New World, and this is a delicious example made by Melanie Krause for the Alger family. It opens with aromas of boysenberry, green tea and cola, followed by flavors of Marionberry, pomegranate, white pepper and blueberry. It’s all backed by impressive acidity and sturdy tannins. This won best red wine and best of show at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition.

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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