Varietal Composition: 85% Malbec, 15% Syrah
Appellation: Red Mountain
Vineyard: Klipsun 71%, Boushey 14%, Ciel du Cheval 15%
Preposterous v. 2019 attacks with a nose of leather, roasted herbs, Asian spices, brambly blackberry, stuff you smell when you go camping and minerals. On the palate it shows a silky textural world of rich cherry, blueberry, blackberry, milk chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, and earth. Rich and loaded now, it will evolve with time to even greater heights.
Food Pairing: Garlic honey smoked duck or Roasted crimini mushrooms wtih Maytag blue cheese.
Movie Pairing: Apocalypse Now
Preposterous was launched in 2009, a complete shot in the dark. Malbec is a strange thin-skinned on the outside, neon green eyeball on the inside kind of grape that goes black in the fermenter on day three of the fermentation. Kind of odd. Wine Spectator 94 point 2010 vintage is still the highest scoring malbec in Washington State history. Preposterous.