Malbec is a varietal that Huston Vineyards has become known for throughout Idaho and beyond. This distinctive wine is elegant and full bodied with many layered aromas and flavors. Rich dark berry notes with subtle allspice undertones on the nose, lead to an earthy wine with notable smokiness. Herbaciousness is balanced by significant dried blueberry notes and a hint of baking spice.
Pair with: Classic smoked brisket, a blueberry balsamic glazed flank steak, or a rich lamb stew.
GOLD | 2020 Sunset Wine Competition (2018 vintage)
89 | 2019 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
TOP 10 UNDER $30 | Top 50 Wines in the Northwest by Seattle Times (2016 vintage)
IN TOP 50 | Top 50 Wines in the Northwest by Seattle Times (2016 vintage)
GOLD | 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
GOLD | 2018 Idaho Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
GOLD | 2016 Great Northwest Wine Invitational (2014 vintage)
SILVER | 2016 Idaho Wine Competition (2014 vintage)
88 pts | 2016 Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
SILVER | 2015 Great Northwest Wine Invitational (2013 vintage)
SILVER | 2015 Idaho Wine Competition (2013 vintage)
BOS, BEST RED | 2014 Idaho Wine Competition (2012 vintage)
SILVER | 2013 Idaho Wine Competition (2011 vintage)
|Composition Notes||92% Malbec, 8% Merlot|
|Vineyards||Huston Vineyard, Sawtooth, Williamsons|
|Release Date||April 2020|
|Growing Season Notes||Huston Vineyards Malbec, crafted from grapes grown in the Snake River Valley AVA of Southwest Idaho. The Malbec sites for this vintage hale from high elevation vineyards of between 2500 and 3000 ft. Our dry climate and long growing degree days make Malbec an excellent varietal for the Snake River Valley AVA.
2018 was a great growing season with bud break mid-April and a season in gradient temperature climbs providing exceptional ripening conditions. Most blocks were harvested the first two weeks of October. With high yields and exceptional quality 474 cases were made.
|Composition Notes||100% Malbec|
|Vineyards||Huston Vineyard, Williamsons, Sawtooth, Parma Extension|
|Release Date||April 2018|
|Growing Season Notes||Huston Vineyards Malbec, crafted from grapes grown in the Snake River Valley AVA of Southwest Idaho. The Malbec sites for this vintage hale from high elevation vineyards of between 2500 and 3000 ft. Our dry climate and long growing degree days make Malbec an excellent varietal for the Snake River Valley AVA. 2016 was an incredible growing season. With bud break around April 10th and a season of gradual temperature fluctuations and perfect ripening conditions, Malbec harvested the first week of October. Yields and quality were both exceptional and 432 cases were made.|
|Composition Notes||91% Malbec, 5% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah|
|Vineyards||Parma Extension, Sawtooth Block 63, Sawtooth Block 46, Williamson’s|
|Release Date||June 2016|
|Growing Season Notes||2014 growing season was warmer than average for Idaho. The long, warm growing season ensured the ripeness of all varietals and the overall yields were elevated over previous seasons. A strong year for growing reds, particularly Bordeaux varietals.|