Powers Columbia Valley Malbec (Washington)
Powers wines are crafted to showcase Washington State’s diverse microclimates and distinctive vineyards. With varied harvest dates starting in late September to mid-October, we are excited about the complexity of the flavors in this vintage of Malbec. All components except for Champoux Vineyard Malbec were fermented in our stainless steel upright fermenters; we were able to use the rotary fementer on the Champoux Malbec.PDM yeast was used on all components with 100% malolatic fermentation completed in neutral 59-gallon French Oak barrels. The finished wine was then aged for 16 months in a combination of new, 2-year-old and 3-year-old French Oak.
Bursting with aromatics of fresh blackberry jam, raspberry, plum, black currant, cherry and a touch of leather, this Malbec jumps out on the palate with nice depth and complexity. The palate shows soft and silky amounts of dark fruits alongside a slight touch of oak. Flavors linger with a rich and balanced mouthfeel with a firm and focused finish.
95% Malbec and 5% Syrah from the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington