One of the Northwest’s rare three-generation wineries teamed up to produce a Malbec that ranks among the best in region. Founding winemaker Cal Schmidt, his daughter Rene Brons and grandson Duncan Brons took fruit from their Southern Oregon estate and turned it into a double gold at last fall’s Great Northwest Invitational — a wine one judge described as “the belle of the ball.” Indeed, it’s a Malbec with elegance and beauty. It’s filled with sweet blueberry, black currant and rose petal, backed by a sense of gaminess. There’s plenty of richness and spice as peppercorn and savory herbs reminiscent of sage, rosemary and thyme, making this an ideal steak wine.
Production: 151 cases