Malbec a delicious Pacific Northwest red

By on February 7, 2016
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Malbec grapes ripen on Washington's Red Mountain

Malbec grapes ripen on Red Mountain, where the red Bordeaux grape has no trouble getting ripe. (Photo by Niranjana Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Malbec is proving to be a great fit in the Pacific Northwest. The robust red Bordeaux grape has been little more than a bit player until a decade ago, when more winemakers began to focus more attention on it.

Native to France and famous in Argentina, Malbec really shines on its own in the Northwest, particularly in Washington but also in Southern Oregon, Idaho’s Snake River Valley and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

We selected a dozen delicious Malbecs we’ve tasted lately from throughout the Northwest.

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.

One Comment

  1. Charles Humble

    February 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I love Malbecs and have been looking for a list for a list of NW candidates for our wine club tasting. I wish there was a way to print your fantastic articles. If there is and I just overlooked it, please let me know.

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