Full Review

Jack Canyon

Jack Canyon
2016 Malbec, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Jack Canyon
2016 Malbec, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, pickled berries, spiced plums, and blueberry crepes with a round, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A voluptuous, chocolatey Malbec that delivers brooding fruit and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-covered toffee, pickled berries, spiced plums, and blueberry crepes
Taste Flavor: chocolate-covered toffee, pickled berries, spiced plums, and blueberry crepes
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A voluptuous, chocolatey Malbec that delivers brooding fruit and spice.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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