Full Review

Pend d’Oreille

Pend d’Oreille
2014 Malbec, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Pend d’Oreille
2014 Malbec, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Confected aromas of strawberries n’ cream taffy, peach melba desert, and raspberry leaf with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, amusing, long ripe blueberries, vanilla phosphate, coffee beans, and amaretto finish with moderate oak. A voluptuous Malbec with distinctive fruity character and a great sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: strawberries n' cream taffy, peach melba desert, and raspberry leaf
Taste Flavor: ripe blueberries, vanilla phosphate, coffee beans, and amaretto
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Steak With Chimichurri, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A voluptuous Malbec with distinctive fruity character and a great sense of place.

The Producer

Pend d'Oreille Winery

The Producer
301 Cedar Street Suite 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-265-8545

Malbec

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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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.