Lopez Island Vineyards and Winery 2012 Malbec, Wahluke Slope $26

By on April 17, 2015

Lopez Island Vineeyards and Winery 2012 Malbec labelDoc Stewart Vineyard’s history of certified organic practics makes this site a natural for LIV winemaker Brent Charnley. The Gilbert family’s grapes spent 12 months in 50% new French oak barrels back on Lopez Island, and the resulting expression of this Bordeaux variety features tones of dark plum, dusty elderberry, blueberry juice, smoky bacon, black pepper and sweet herbs. Suggested fare includes well-marbled steaks and tomato-based dishes.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 185 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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