Malbec

Malbec Lopez Island VineyardsMalbec
2015, Yakima Valley, Crawford Vineyards $26

Malbec has come of age. People seek this wine, attracted to its spiciness, black pepper and cherry fruit; a wine born to pair with rich dark meats or heavy sauces.

Our version has proved very popular with our customers, selling out very quickly, and for good reason. Once again, this vintage was harvested at the Crawford Family Vineyards in Yakima Valley. We return to their vineyard due to the rich black pepper notes that come with the fruit character of this varietal, which we feel pairs nicely with food right off of the grill.

Our fermentation involves full skin maceration with gentle hand stirring so as to extract rich tannins and flavor. We then barrel age this wine for 12 months using 50% new oak. It is bottled with minimum filtration to maximize the flavors. Enjoy with steaks and hearty foods!

The Malbec Crush

The Malbec Crush

 

 

Lopez Island Vineyards 2015 Malbec, Yakima Valley • $26

Excellent! Wine Press NW March 13, 2017

 This longtime winery in the San Juans looks to Eastern Washington vineyards for its red wines. Brent Charnley’s youthful Malbec features aromas of cherry juice, fruit leather, blueberry, mint and gunmetal, which pave the way for flavors of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate and sweet cherries. Ample tannin supplies plenty of structure for grilled meats. (14% alc., 120 cases)