By Chris James Cellars
A message from Chris James Cellars: “This wine is one of our first “big reds” that we’ve produced and we’re very happy with the results! This wine is 100% Malbec from the Columbia Valley. The 2017 fruit from the Columbia Valley arrived slightly more ripe than the Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley and as a result this wine is very nicely balanced with intense fruit-forward flavors and aromatics. During barrel aging, the lees with stirred frequently to build silky texture in the wine.
Tasting Notes for Malbec: Aromas of jammy black and blue berry, violet flowers with subtle coffee and chocolate notes. On the palate, intense and lingering flavors of black berry and plum with hints of spice and dark chocolate on the finish. Beautiful dark purple color.”
Tasting notes for Rosé: Aromas of mango, guava, and bubblegum. Flavors of nectarine, strawberry and a hint of grapefruit.