2013 Malbec

Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest Reserve Malbec Bottle
Wine Spectator

91 points

May 31, 2016


Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Mar 01, 2016


Columbia Crest Reserve Malbec Bottle

This robustly structured, inky-hued Reserve Malbec opens with a fruity sensibility of berry compote and spice-filled aromatics. The palate explodes with flavors of plum, blueberries and currant, with slight notes of rosemary.

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Blend: 95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
pH: 3.75
Alcohol Content: 14.5%

After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.

Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.

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The Pinnacle of Winemaking Craftsmanship

Meticulously hand-crafted in our Petit Chai – a “winery-within-a-winery” – our Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking at Columbia Crest. Sourced from premier vineyard sites, less than one percent of the finest grape yields will qualify for our Reserve program, and these wines receive the same hands-on care and attention-to-detail associated with the world’s most exclusive boutique wineries.

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