Full Review

Gordon Estate

Gordon Estate
2016 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Gordon Estate
2016 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
Garnet black color. Aromas of blackberry jam, chocolate cookie, ripe cherry, and thyme with a satiny, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length plum tart, chocolate dipped berries, and balsamic glaze finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruity, chocolatey Malbec that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam, chocolate cookie, ripe cherry, and thyme
Taste Flavor: plum tart, chocolate dipped berries, and balsamic glaze
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, chocolatey Malbec that will be very versatile.

The Producer

Gordon Estate

The Producer
671 Levey Road
Pasco, WA 99301
USA
1 509-547-6331

Malbec

Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.