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

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

Swiftwater Cellars 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $38

swiftwater-cellars-logoThis destination winery near the Cascade Mountains town of Cle Elum, Wash., came into its own under the direction of winemaker Linda Trotta, who has since departed, leaving the cellar in the capable hands of Andrew Wisniewski. This luscious Malbec opens with aromas of blackberry, black pepper, minerality and cocoa, followed by flavors of perfectly ripe plum and backed by assertive tannins. This is built for the long haul. This won a gold medal at the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 189 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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