Naumes Family Vineyards, Rouge Valley (Oregon) Malbec 2017

($35):   Full disclosure: Malbec is not my favorite wine because too often it is just a big monotonic red wine.  So, I was shocked when I tasted this one.  There’s lots going on — fruit, to be sure, but smokey and earthy nuances peek out as well.  Uplifting acidity keeps you coming back for more.  Glossy tannins are especially appealing and allow you to enjoy it now.
93 Michael Apstein Dec 22, 2020