Coyote Canyon Winery
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2010 GW Smith Malbec Reserve


Released 09/28/13 

Tasting Notes

Malbec was once popular as a blending grape in Bordeaux, France and is the flagship red grape of Argentina but for over a decade has made a name for itself in Eastern Washington. Our Reserve Malbec displays dark fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry and supple tannins, with nuances of violets, mocha and toasty oak. This Malbec pairs perfectly with grilled meats, game and robust, spicy dishes.

Winemaker’s Notes

The full flavored grapes that made this wine were handpicked at optimum ripeness, then sorted and crushed. Fermented in one ton bins, this handcrafted wine matured for 15 months in French oak barrels.

  • Blend composition: 79% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
  • Cases produced: 113

Vineyard Notes

  • Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills 


Double Gold - 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
88/100 - 2013 Wine Enthusiast Rating
#21 - 2013 Great NW Wines Top 100
Platinum - 2013 Wine Press NW
Gold - 2012 BTI World Wine Competition *
92 Points
Gold - 2012 Denver Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Silver - 2013 Seattle Wine Awards
Silver - 2013 Tri-Cities Wine Festival