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2013 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Malbec

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June 23, 2024 - $16



90The Wine Advocate

...lots of black raspberry fruit, spice, dried flowers and a touch of lead pencil...medium to full-bodied, balanced wine that has superb purity of fruit and fine tannin.

90Wine Spectator

Broad and spicy, with nutmeg and clove overtones to the ripe cherry and plum flavors, finishing with expressiveness and polish.

90Wine Enthusiast

Pleasing aromas of dark plum, clove, vanilla and spice are followed by a deft, flavorful palate. It hangs on the finish.


United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.


Red Wine, Malbec

This grape produces a dark red wine with plenty of tannins. It is one of the six grapes allowed for blending red Bordeaux wines. Malbec is also the flagship variety of Argentina. The grape needs a lot of sun and heat to mature. It adds complexity and intensity to blends.