Malaga Springs Winery 2008 Malbec, Washington, $25

By on January 21, 2014

malaga-springs-winery-labelWenatchee Valley grower/winemaker Al Mathews has featured Malbec at his Southwest-themed tasting room since opening in 2010. This version is filled with beautiful herbal notes of thyme and tarragon, backed by purple fruit tones of Marionberry and blueberry. Inside, it’s dark and heavy with plums, elderberry and Western serviceberry amid fig, dried oregano and white pepper. Its tannin structure is reminiscent of blueberry seed with an underpinning of blueberry acidity, and he enjoys serving it with smoked pheasant. His wines also are available in Wenatchee at Garlini’s Napoletana and Sticks House of Cigars.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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