Latah Creek Malbec 2018

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Latah Creek Malbec 2018
Latah Creek Malbec 2018

BACKGROUND
Father/daughter winemaking team, Mike and Natalie, love their red wine repertoire, but they also love adding new wines into the mix. Such is the case with Malbec. This increasingly popular variety grows exceptionally well here in the environs of Washington State and produces a wonderful full-bodied red reminiscent of its French origin.

SOURCING
Familigia Vineyards

VARIETAL
100% Malbec

WINEMAKING
This 2018 Malbec comes from a picture perfect vineyard. Mike and Natalie have used fruit from these vineyards since the mid-80’s, and are never disappointed with the fruit flavor. They started harvesting red grape varieties in 2016, and have never looked back. Because of this, very little input from the winemaker is needed - the wine almost makes itself. Other than encouraging a full malolactic fermentation, no other fining or additions were done. The wine was finished with nearly 10 months in oak before bottling.

ANALYSIS
Harvest Data: October 15, 2018 Brix: 23.6 TA: 0.65 pH: 3.50
Alc.: 12.5%
Bottled: October 10, 2019 | 705 cases | Released: December 2020

WINEMAKERS
Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

TASTING NOTES
This deep-purple-colored wine begins with aromas of black cherry and raisin. Wonderful bright plum, blueberry, and tobacco flavors mingle while hints of dark roasted coffee and pomegranate seem to linger on forever.

FOOD PAIRING
Enjoy this wine with meats, game, and robust, spicy meals such as Ellena’s Cracked Pepper Steak recipe available online at www.latahcreek.com/recipes or in her latest cookbook.

ACCOLADES

’18 Vintage
GOLD, Savor NW Wine Awards 2020
90 points, Savor NW Wine Awards 2020
PLATINUM, Wine Press Northwest Platinum Awards 2020

 

CLICK HERE FOR 2018 MALBEC PRESS SHEET

Vintage2018
VarietalMalbec
Varietal Composition100% Malbec
AppellationAncient Lakes of Columbia Valley
VineyardFamiligia Vineyards
Harvest Date10/15/2018
Sugar23.6
Acid0.65
PH3.50
Fermentationfull primary and secondary
Residual Sugar0.0%
Alcohol12.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date10/10/2019

Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

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