Silvara Vineyards 2010 Quartette

September 18, 2013 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

This Malbec-based blend stole the show at the North Central Washington Wine Awards and it continues to shine under blind conditions. Gary Seidler, vintner at this scenic winery in Peshastin worked with renowned Red Mountain winemaker Charlie Hoppes to get fruit from nine vineyards — including Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun. The trip begins with rich and dark aromas of blackberry, fig, chocolate, coffee and menthol. That theme continues with flavors of black cherry, blackberry and more fig. There’s plenty of action on the midpalate and beyond with juicy raspberry and bittersweet chocolate, showing judicious use of oak and a balanced structure. Rated “Outstanding by Great Northwest Wine. (14.6 percent alcohol)

Price: $42.

Food matches: Pair this with grilled or braised meats.

Silvara Vineyards, 77 Stage Road, Leavenworth, 509-548-1000,

-- Great Northwest Wine

Wine Press Northwest is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service