It’s World Malbec Day, so drink a Washington Malbec

by | Apr 17, 2015 | Featured wines, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2009 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $52

goose-ridge-vineyards-reserve-malbec-2009-bottleOne of Washington’s largest plantings, this wine was crushed by Charlie Hoppes and nurtured by Kendall Mix, and they combined to produce a masterful example of this Bordeaux variety. It spent 22 months in 40% new oak, which, combined with the bottle age, gives this beautiful dark fruit aromas of plum, Marionberry and blueberry with notes of cola, allspice and black pepper. There’s a match on the palate with juiciness, marvelously managed tannins and a lengthy finish of dark chocolate and blackberry. It received a gold medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 136 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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