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Great Northwest Wine - Northwest Cellars 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley, $28

Great Northwest Wine - Northwest Cellars 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley, $28

By on January 16, 2014

One of Washington state’s up-and-coming sites is Verhey Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills, and Malbec is a variety that’s a rising star, too. This release offers aromas of black rapsberry, black cherry, black pepper, Jolly Rancher grape candy and the herbal hint of horehound. What’s presented on the palate is a rich entry of jammy blackberry and black cherry with a burst of acidity. A late push of bittersweet chocolate tannins, black olive pit and minerality makes for a nice ride.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 122 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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