Washington’s Newest Wine Star Is Malbec

The Seattle Times
January 2017

Washington’s newest wine star is malbec, a grape of little importance in California and France

THE MOST EXCITING development in the Washington wine industry the past few years has been the emergence of malbec.

Best known as a blending grape in its native Bordeaux, malbec plays a major role in Argentina, making it the most important wine grape in South America.

In Washington, we have seen cabernet sauvignon emerge as our most prolific and important grape, as interest in merlot has waned and syrah’s rise has slowed. In the midst of this has been the inexplicable rise of malbec, a grape of little importance in California and France.>>>Read entire article on The Seattle Times

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