Malbec a delicious Pacific Northwest red

By on February 7, 2016

Bonair Winery 2012 Chateau Puryear Vineyard Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills, $24

bonair-winery-chateau-puryear-vineyard-malbec-2012-bottleFounder Gail Puryear and winemaker Bill Mechem continue with their barrel program of aging their estate Malbec in new 225-liter French oak, which leads to aromas of espresso and toast in front of blueberry, Jolly Rancher Grape candy and vanilla. The palate offers an easy drink of purple fruit akin to black currant and Marionberry, backed by a solid midpalate of pomegranate and plum skin, and finished pleasantly with boysenberry and anise. Enjoy this with grilled beef, and look for it in the Seattle area via Esquin Wine & Spirits.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 105 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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