Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2011 Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $16

By on August 13, 2014

latah-creek-wine-cellars-malbec-2011-bottleAmerican winemakers can thank Argentina for consumers’ recent thirst for this formerly underrated Bordeaux variety, and the Conways in Spokane have made one that’s a veritable bargain. Tapping into Wahluke Slope Vineyard, the nose features hints of black cherry taffy, Marionberry, plum, vanilla, peppermint and minerality. It’s light to medium bodied in terms of tannins, yet it’s loaded with flavors of ripe Marionberry, plum and milk chocolate. In the back, the reduced alcohol allows for a clear view at the black pepper and milk chocolate tones.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 635 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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