Waterbrook Winery 2009 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $24

By on July 30, 2013

waterbrook-winery-reserve-malbecCanyon Ranch Vineyard, a 500-acre site between the Washington wine country towns of Prosser and Benton City is one of three estate vineyards dedicated to John Freeman’s program at Walla Walla’s Waterbrook. And the promise is there, starting with aromas of Jolly Rancher grape candy, President plum, sea mist and nutmeg. It rains ripe purple fruit in the palate with more plums and boysenberry, followed by hints of fresh mint, thyme and clove with a backing of pleasing sandy tannins. Suggested fare includes barbecued pork ribs, ravioli and a grilled T-bone covered with portobello mushrooms.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,193 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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