Appellation: Columbia Valley
Last fall at the Great Northwest Invitational, Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville and winemaker Jean-Claude Beck earned a double gold medal — a unanimous vote for gold by a judging panel — for Malbec produced under its Dussek tier. The nose is full of blackberries, black cherry, parsley, river rocks and chocolate covered espresso beans from its 16 months in 100% neutral French oak. In the mouth, it showcases textural heft, with tannins that slowly soften along a floral finish.
Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (14.3% alc.)
Cases produced: 223
Food pairings: Enjoy with barbecued chicken, pulled pork, lamb chops, fajitas, savory beef stews and roasted root vegetable dishes.
The Woodhouse Wine Estates
15500 Woodinville Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
The Woodhouse Wine Estates is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
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