For centuries, Malbec has played a minor role in its native Bordeaux. But thanks primarily to the burgeoning Argentina wine industry, the bold red grape has come into its own.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, Malbec has gained a small but growing foothold with wine lovers, winemakers and grape growers – particularly in Washington, where excitement is growing for the grape.
But Malbec is proving its versatility by providing superb examples in Southern Oregon and Idaho’s Snake River Valley.
Here are 10 delicious Malbec we’ve tasted recently.