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Marvelous Northwest Malbecs
It once was a trivia question (“Name a minor red Bordeaux grape?”) until Argentina’s Mendoza region made it famous.
Now Malbec is beginning to take a starring role in the Pacific Northwest – particularly Washington. A Wine Press Northwest judging in 2012 drew a remarkable 89 entries, while a Great Northwest Wine blind tasting showed top Washington examples keep up with the high end of Argentina.
And just last week, a Malbec from the Snake River Valley won the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition.
Even though just a small amount is planted in the Pacific Northwest, Malbec is becoming a big deal.
Here are a dozen examples we’ve tried recently.