About This Wine
For its 2013 Malbec, Detour used grapes from a very special vineyard.
The Kolibri Vineyard is located in the Rattlesnake Hills in south-central Washington, overlooking the Columbia River Valley. “Kolibri” translates to “hummingbird,” an appropriate name for a vineyard that is small, unique and beautiful.
The vineyard includes a mere three acres of Malbec vines, planted in 37 rows that are approximately 350 feet long. During the spring, the space between the vines is planted in a cover crop such as wheat, barley or rye, helping prevent the invasion of weeds and to eliminate dust.
The soil is sandy loam, peppered with generous deposits of fine ash from Pacific Northwest volcano eruptions. It’s an ideal setting for Malbec, and Detour’s 2013 vintage is fresh in the mouth with a long and fruitful finish. It’s a delightful wine from a vintner who is passionate about the Malbec variety.
A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Malbec
- Grape Source:Kolibri Vineyard in Columbia Valley Region of Washington
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Vanilla Bean, Toasted Oak and a Hint of White Chocolate
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:blue cheese-crusted filet mignon with a red wine sauce.
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