Latah Creek Malbec 2015

Latah Creek Malbec 2015
Latah Creek Malbec 2015

BACKGROUND

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 Malbce. 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.

 

WINEMAKING

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.

TASTING NOTES

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.

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy this wine with meats, game, and robust, spicy meals such as Ellena’s Cracked Pepper Steak recipe in her latest cookbook.

 

Vintage2015
VarietalMalbec
Varietal Composition100% Malbec
AppellationAncient Lakes of Columbia Valley
VineyardFamiligia Vineyards
Harvest Date10/01/2015
Sugar23.1
Acid0.65
PH3.45
Aging12 months in 100% new French and American oak
Fermentationfull primary and secondary
Residual Sugar0.0%
Alcohol12.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/11/2017

Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

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