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

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

Northwest Cellars 2012 Spofford Station Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $28

northwest-cellars-spofford-station-vinyard-malbec-2012-labelKirkland vintner Bob Delf sources this Malbec from third-generation rancher Lynne Chamberlain, who became one of the first students in Walla Walla Community College’s viticulture and enology program. Her vineyard near the iconic Spofford Station grain elevator leads to aromas of pie cherry, white pepper and Demet’s Turtles with pecan, milk chocolate and caramel. The pour brings sensations of black cherry, black currant and dark chocolate with a balanced structure of fine-grained tannins, Montmorency cherry acidity and dark toast in the finish. It’s a tasty way to take part in World Malbec Day.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 102 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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