- Hot, dry climate July report marks finale by Greg Jones at Linfield
- Betz Family Winery will not release wines from smoky 2020 vintage
- Matías Kúsulas replaces Aryn Morell as Gård Vintners winemaker
- Boise-area Telaya Wine Co., uses Idaho Syrah to top Cascadia International
- Sagemoor enters Walla Walla Valley grape market with Southwind Vineyard purchase
- Fire destroys distillery at Westport Winery Garden Resort in Washington
- Fries family departs Washington wine industry with Desert Wind sale
- Warnshuis realizes dream of Utopia along Oregon’s tiny Ribbon Ridge
- Fidelitas promotes Will Hoppes, Mitch Venohr as part of transition
- New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
Northwest Malbec keeps growing
In the past half-decade, Malbec has begun to emerge as a small but forceful red wine in Washington. Now the minor Bordeaux grape (and Argentina’s signature wine) is finding success throughout the Pacific Northwest.
In particular, we’ve tasted some terrific examples from Idaho’s warm, high-elevation Snake River Valley west of Boise.
Here are a few Malbecs from Washington and Idaho that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.