Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Limited Release Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

By on May 20, 2013

Washington wineUsing grapes from Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard in the southern Horse Heaven Hills, winemaker Bob Bertheau has crafted a delicious red wine from the up-and-coming Malbec. In fact, this appears to be the only Malbec-labeled wine coming from Ste. Michelle at this time. It opens with aromas of horehound candy, blueberry, walnut, smoke and black raspberry, followed by silky flavors of serviceberry, blueberry and a sprinkling of cocoa. Typical of Malbec, this is backed with modest tannins and bright acidity. Try this with barbecued wings, pork chops or empanadas.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 605 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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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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