Eleganté Cellars 2014 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley $36

By on July 24, 2019

Retired chemistry teacher Doug Simmons sources from two of the Walla Walla Valley’s top vineyards for his Bordeaux program, and he targets Les Collines when it comes to Malbec. This blue-fruited expression lines up with the style that Simmons established more than a decade ago at the Walla Walla airport complex – approachable, low-alcohol and ageable. Marionberry, baking spice and earthy notes lead to flavors of blackberry cobbler and plum with smooth tannins and a juicy blueberry finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 142 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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