Malbec a delicious red for Pacific Northwest

By on August 9, 2015
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Malbec grapes ripen on Washington's Red Mountain

Malbec grapes ripen on Washington’s Red Mountain. (Photo by Niranjana Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

For centuries, Malbec has played a minor role in its native Bordeaux. But thanks primarily to the burgeoning Argentina wine industry, the bold red grape has come into its own.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, Malbec has gained a small but growing foothold with wine lovers, winemakers and grape growers – particularly in Washington, where excitement is growing for the grape.

But Malbec is proving its versatility by providing superb examples in Southern Oregon and Idaho’s Snake River Valley.

Here are 10 delicious Malbec we’ve tasted recently.

About Great Northwest Wine

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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