We are pleased to offer our 2012 Malbec – as our November & December 2016 Wine of the Month.
Father/daughter winemaking team, Mike and Natalie, love their red wine repertoire, but they also love added trend wines into the mix. Such is the case with their Malbec. This increasingly popular variety grows exceptionally well in the environs of Washington State and produces a wonderful full-bodied red reminiscent of its French origin.
25% off 12 bottles - reg $192, sale $144
20% off 6 bottles - reg $96, sale $76.80
15% off 2 bottles - reg $32, sale $27.20
The 2012 vintage is being heralded as one of the best growing seasons for red varieties. This is evident in Latah Creek’s 2012 Malbec. It is Mike and Natalie’s winemaking style to produce red wines with a lower alcohol content (12.5%-13.5%). They believe that this allows the varietal characteristics to shine, producing a fruit-forward and balanced wine. The wine went through a secondary fermentation, increasing its smooth mouthfeel, and 12 months in a combination of French and American oak to soften the edges.Ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas greet your nose immediately, with additional hints of dried herbs. This dark and intensely flavored wine fills your mouth with wonderful ripe berry characters while hints of oak, vanilla, and plum linger on long after the wine is swallowed.
About our 2012 Malbec
- Winemakers: Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes
- Harvest Date: October 12, 2012
- Aging: 12 months, a combination of new and used French and American oak
- Alcohol: 12.5% by volume
- Released: November 2015
- Bottled/production: July 10, 2014 | 450 cases
Ellena's Recommended Recipes
- Appetizer: Rosemary Chipotle Nuts, maroon #3
- Soup: Easy Slow Cooker Chili, maroon #3
- Salad: Tortellini Luncheon Salad, maroon #3
- Side Dish: Fire Alarm Panade, maroon #3
- Main Dish: Baguette Baked Tenderloin, yellow #2
- Dessert: Chocolate Syrah Fudge, green #1
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