Bavarian Cellars 2003 McHargue True Friendship Malbec Port, Rattlesnake Hills $25

By on May 13, 2016

Mchargue True Friendship No vintage upsIt’s not often we get the opportunity to experience an older Northwest fortified Port-style wine, and David Padgett’s expression with this Bordeaux variety grown in the Yakima Valley doesn’t disappoint. Mesmerizing aromas of plum, Marionberry and black cherry also come with vanilla bourbon, raisin and cocoa. The fluid is long and large as huckleberry and Marionberry flavors take the lead. A rush of acidity balances the residual sugar (16%) and there’s lingering heat. Drizzle a little over French vanilla ice cream or enjoy with a wedge of Stilton.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 45 cases

Alcohol: 19.5%

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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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