The Malbec has delicious flavors of blackberries, minerals, cardamom, roasted meat and pepper. It is very fresh and lively with acidity and fortunately À Bloc does not have the over-the-top nature of some Washington Malbec’s.
The À Bloc is comprised of 100% Malbec (70 % Champoux Vineyard, 22% Olsen Ranch Vineyard, and 6% Summit View Vineyard). Champoux Vineyard produced Washington's first 100-point wine and is recognized as one of Washington's greatest vineyards. All the grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and fermented by yeasts native to the vineyards. The Malbec was pressed off at dryness and finished the malo-lactic fermentation in barrel.
The Malbec spent 22 months in 29% new French Oak barrels. Overall a beautiful wine that will age very well.