2016 Three Rivers Malbec, Columbia Valley
I fell in love with Malbec while in Argentina and am fortunate to make my own rendition here in Walla Walla since 2005. Our 2016 Columbia Valley Malbec delivers rich, satisfying aromatics in each glass. Notes of bright Salal berry, blackberry and raspberry dominate. The palate offers refined balance and depth with baking spices and white pepper on the palate. Elegant tannins complement the mouthfeel on the finish.
September 15, 2016
17 months in 43% new French and American oak
2016 started out with above average temperatures reaching record heat in April. This jumpstarted our growing season and resulted in an earlier bloom than in 2015. Cooler June and July months slowed things down, allowing us to catch up in the vineyard. Temperatures heated back up in August and the grapes were harvested on September 15, 2016.
Gamache Vineyard, Columbia Valley 100%
Only 165 cases produced