Think black cherries coated with oak dusting as you smell this wine. After a few minutes the wine begins to open up and the fruit becomes stronger while some interesting leather notes come around. The flavor starts out big and bold but rounds into a medium bodied wine with lots of texture. The tannins are subtle and add complexity to the wine.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Malbec has always been one of my favorite wines to make, the unique color and flavors always seem to stand out. The 2012 vintage was a little cooler and I think that makes this vintage a little leaner than some years but still rich and unique. A little Syrah was added to the blend to smooth it out some but Malbec is definitely the star here.
Gold – Savor Northwest, Gold – Northwest Wine Summit, Gold – Denver International Wine Competition, Gold – Tri-Cities Wine Festival
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||98% Malbec, 2% Syrah|
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|