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

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

J&J Vintners 2012 Les Collines Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $35

j&j-vintners-les-collines-vineyard-malbec-2012-labelThis young producer in Oregon’s Walla Walla Valley is crafting several delicious wines, and this Malbec is a great example of the region’s potential with the noble Bordeaux variety. This opens with aromas of ripe plum black pepper and dark chocolate shavings. On the palate, it explodes with bold flavors of blackberry, dark plum and dark cherry. Firm tannins and bright acidity provide ample structure through the lengthy finish. This won a gold medal at the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 62 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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