Northwest Malbec keeps growing

By on January 11, 2015
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Malbec ripens at Northridge, a vineyard owned by Milbrandt on the Wahluke Slope of Washington state.

Malbec ripens at Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

In the past half-decade, Malbec has begun to emerge as a small but forceful red wine in Washington. Now the minor Bordeaux grape (and Argentina’s signature wine) is finding success throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In particular, we’ve tasted some terrific examples from Idaho’s warm, high-elevation Snake River Valley west of Boise.

Here are a few Malbecs from Washington and Idaho that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.

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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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