2017 K Broncho Malbec


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.

95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“The 2016 Malbec Broncho Stoneridge Vineyard shows the more seamless, elegant side to the variety nicely and is loaded with classic Malbec character. Deep purple-colored with ripe red and black fruits, notes of spice and dried herbs, medium to full body, and integrated acidity and tannins, it’s brilliant today yet should evolve nicely for at least 7-8 years.”

92 Points, James Suckling (v2016)

“This is from the Stoneridge Vineyard and it has a vibrant red-plum and red-cherry nose with a wild-herb edge. The sleek, shimmery tannins on the palate carry a blue-fruit core of fresh, zesty and intense flavors that deliver an elegant, succulent finish. Drink now.”


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.


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.