2017 K Broncho Malbec – 1.5L

2017 K Broncho Malbec – 1.5L

Price: $160.00
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It's alive! Opaque with a red brim. Purple and blue fruit, licorice stick, salt, sage, mint and juniper. Vertically structured and complex as can be. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

Coming from the same site as the Royal City Syrah, the 2017 Malbec Broncho is in the running for the Malbec of the vintage. Lots of chocolate-covered blueberries, leafy herbs, violets, and forest floor all flow to a medium to full-bodied Malbec that has great tannins, the silky, elegant style of the vintage, and a great finish. It’s beautifully done and has more opulence than just about any other Malbec out there from Washington State.

91 Points, James Suckling

“This is a relatively elegant malbec with dried-berry, chocolate and walnut character. It’s medium-bodied and flavorful. Drink now.”

Vineyard

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Stoneridge Vineyard (100%): Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the floodplain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.

Vintage

2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

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