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93 • Pend d'Oreille 2009 Freepons Vineyard, Malbec, Washington $30.
Deep purple color. Mocha gelato, buttery praline, and spicy blueberry pie crust with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a concentrated chocolate raspberry, pencil shaving, and fine, earthy tannin finish. A zesty flavorful Malbec that will be great with Latin beef dishes. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
93 • Velocity 2008 Malbec, Rogue Valley $24.
Vibrant purple color. Bold aromas and flavors of spiced cherry custard pastry and chocolate-violet gelato with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a lush, tangy black raspberry, clay, and cedar finish with chewy tannins. A superbly flavorful Malbec. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
90 • Roza Ridge Vineyards 2009 Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills.
Aromas of pomegranate jam, pistachio nougat, cherry custard, and spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, chocolate raspberry with silky tannins. A fun flavorful malbec for all occasions. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
90 • Velo 2010 Malbec, Rogue Valley $18. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet violet color. Aromas and flavors of spice box, chocolate berries, and vanilla custard with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, tangy blackberry, peppery, cedar, and earth tannin finish. A vibrantly fruity, spot on Malbec. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)