2019 Dextérité Malbec (750ml)
2019 DEXTÉRité Malbec
2019 Dextérité Malbec
14.00% Alc. by volume
Diamond Back Ridge Vineyard
Yakima Valley, WA AVA
100% French Malbec
**SILVER MEDAL - 2022 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition**
Name Origin: Dextérité honors Adrice Wines' original 4-legged favorite - Dexter the Winery Dog. For many years, Dexter, Pamela’s 12-pound Rat Terrier could be seen roaming around the winery sniffing up dropped morsels off meat and cheese plates left over by guests. When he passed, we produced Dextérité in his honor – and his memory lives on with this new 2019 release of AMAZING French-vine Malbec. Dexter was a one-of-a-kind dog, and Dextérité is a one-of-a-kind Malbec.
Malbec originally hailed from France, but for many years struggled to grow there and was lovingly adopted by Argentinian viticulturalists. Most US Malbec vines hail from cuttings from Argentina. But Adrice Wines found the ONE French-vine Malbec vineyard in the entire state of Washington – and we present these magical grapes to you again with this 2019 vintage. We honestly sold out of our first 2018 vintage so quickly that we couldn’t get the wine entered in any contests! But boy-oh-boy….is this wine a beauty!
The thick-skinned larger-berry purple French Malbec grapes need a lot of sun to ripen – which explains its luscious pie-like fruit forwardness and spicy/vanilla barrel flavors. Dextérité is a FRUIT BOMB. First, check out the amazing teeth-staining medium-purple color in your glass. This fresh wine greets you with a nose of violets, creamy ripe fruit, black plum, and spices. Dextéritiés’ mouth-filling texture floats on your palate with dark ripe pie fruit of ripe blueberry and blackberry and a slight pepperiness on the mid-palate. Its moderate acidity leaves a little tingle on your tongue as each swallow finishes with warm vanilla crème. Sounds sweet, but as always with Pam’s wines – this is a completely dry wine!
If you own a red beret – we recommend donning it and serving Dextérité aside smoked meats like turkey with fennel sausage dressing or thinly sliced Spanish Jamon Iberico. Anything pork will shine with this wine as will steaks and grilled meats. Consider a light charcuterie plate with dry cheeses and aged/smoked meats. Or bring a bottle of Dextérité to your favorite tapas bar and share it around…fans will tip their beret to you for your fine choice in wines.