William Church Winery 2010 Gamache Vineyards Malbec, Columbia Valley, $34

By on August 1, 2013

192328_01_221540Malbec, a grape from Bordeaux that has become famous in recent years in Argentina, is a strong candidate for Washington’s next big thing. This is a great example of what the state can produce, using grapes from Gamache Vineyards near the town of Basin City. It opens with aromas of dark plum, blackberry, watermelon, strawberry and mint, followed by rich, dark, spicy flavors of mineral, black cherry and pomegranate. It’s packed with bright acidity and sturdy tannins, which provide ample structure for this fruit-driven red wine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 168 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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