Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Limited Release Malbec, Columbia Valley, $38

By on May 10, 2016

chateau-ste-michelle-limited-release-malbec-nv-bottleMalbec’s original home is in Bordeaux, and it rose to international prominence in large part through the work in Argentina’s Mendoza region. However, Chateau Ste. Michelle loves to share the grape’s potential in Washington state with its club members by blending Cold Creek Vineyard (70%) overlooking the Wahluke Slope with Canoe Ridge Estate in the Horse Heaven Hills. These Salmon Safe sites combine to create aromas of blackberry cobbler, ripe plum and blueberry with toasted walnut, dark chocolate and juniper berries. Its rich entry brings more purple fruit flavors of blackberry and huckleberry, supported by mild tannins, racy pomegranate acidity and a finish of blueberry, licorice and vanilla. Beyond club membership, look for these wines in Woodinville or online.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 950 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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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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