The 2016 Malbec is the first single varietal Malbec made at Corcelettes and it’s released under the Micro Lot Series. The fruit is hand picked from the furthest west block of their Similkameen Vineyard that bathes in the warm, late-day sun. The nose and palate are a delicious mix of black cherry and blackcurrants, reminiscent of old vine Sonoma zinfandel. It is juicy and there is a lively acidity to hold it fresh and focused. Well balanced and linear, it doesn’t try to bowl you over with weight or alcohol. Try this with grilled beef Argentine style with a chimichurri sauce.
Score: 88 points --Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi On Wine