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Peter William Vineyard

Peter William Vineyard 2018 & 2019 Malbec

Physician by day - Winemaker Forever

I have had a great love for and been involved in wine since the mid 1970's, first as a consumer, then a collector, an educator, and finally with my own wines, Peter William Vineyard.

My occupation is still that of a full-time physician. My avocation is and always will be working with wine.

My wife Robin & I planted Peter William Vineyard on the hillside below our home in 2013. We have just under 10 acres of vines. We started with Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Malbec. Recently, we grafted over a small portion of Grenache to Roussanne.

Peter William Vineyard

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Peter William Vineyard, Medford, Oregon
2018 & 2019 Malbec

Peter William 2018 Malbec 90 Points, The Wine Enthusisast

“Aromas of vanilla, baking spice and plum lead to a palate that mixes fruit and barrel, with plump-feeling flavors. Vanilla notes linger on the finish. Fruit and barrel walk hand in hand. Sean P. Sullivan” [07/2022]

Our only Bordeaux Varietal, most often seen on its own from Argentina. This is a big, bold mouth-filling wine of great depth.

We recently held a comparative tasting, trying decide whether to release the 2018 or 2019 Malbec first. The group was split…so we decided to release them both together!" - Peter

For those of you lucky to get four reds from us...we thought we would throw in a vintage comparison. Here are Norm Roby's notes for the 2019 the only thing we would add is that 2019 was a cooler vintage than 2018. Our tasting panel echoed the winery and Norm's experience of having a challenging time trying to figure out which wine was more beautiful. In the end I was the tie breaker, choosing the 2018 for it's bigger richer structure and spectrum of flavor profiles (sorry Norm). Please let us know what you think!

92 Points, Norm Roby (WineReviewOnline.com) “Unable to decide which vintage should be released first, the winery decided to offer both its 2018 and 2019 Malbec at the same time and price. Both are from the same vineyard block made by the same winemaker. Both were aged 18 months in 30% new oak barrels. The major difference is the oak; in 2018 it was American, whereas the oak in 2019 is French. The differences were subtle, but with time in the glass the 2019 displayed more finesse and complexity. It comes across as a pretty, elegant Malbec with spiced dark plum fruit and baking spice flavors, refined, smooth tannin and light oak. Overall, the 2019 has more polish and a potential to develop with short term cellaring.”

A Cellar 503 selection in April 2024, Malbec in the City Rogue Valley | Malbec