Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
There's a rich history behind Canoe Ridge Vineyard, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, but New Zealand-born winemaker Haydn Mouat can also choose from The Benches and Alder Ridge Vineyard when producing CRV for Precept Wine. This youthful Malbec shows its provenance immediately with aromas of dusty minerality, blue fruit, cocoa powder and clove. There's pleasing density and richness to the dark blue fruit flavors, which roll in some black cherry for a seamless and bright package that's capped by a long finish.
Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13.5% alc.)
Cases produced: 1,314
Food pairings: Enjoy with lean cuts of beef, roasted pork, chicken thighs, game and dishes involving mushrooms, soft cheeses, sweet herbs or Indian spices.
Walla Walla tasting room
45 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Great Northwest Wine