Charles Smith

Broncho Stoneridge Vineyard Malbec

9.228 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Graphite. Road tar. Cassis. Pencil ✏️ Lead. Ageing well. Delicious. Hooray for the boys from Norman, OK.

Graphite. Road tar. Cassis. Pencil ✏️ Lead. Ageing well. Delicious. Hooray for the boys from Norman, OK.

Dec 17th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Ripe with a slight candied style of; blackberries, blueberries, plum, black raspberries. Black licorice, soft loamy soil presence, vanilla and dark fresh florals. The mouthfeel is fresh, M body & M+ tannins. Starts with ripe fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, plum, black raspberries but yield to heat lifting spices off the palate. Black licorice, dry crushed rock powder, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, violets and dry red rose petals, round perfect acidity and a lean, elegant, rich finish that is near Burgundian in style. Photos of; estate vineyard around the tasting room, Charles is a candle person and an old school phonograph player that brought back some childhood memories.

Ripe with a slight candied style of; blackberries, blueberries, plum, black raspberries. Black licorice, soft loamy soil presence, vanilla and dark fresh florals. The mouthfeel is fresh, M body & M+ tannins. Starts with ripe fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, plum, black raspberries but yield to heat lifting spices off the palate. Black licorice, dry crushed rock powder, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, violets and dry red rose petals, round perfect acidity and a lean, elegant, rich finish that is near Burgundian in style. Photos of; estate vineyard around the tasting room, Charles is a candle person and an old school phonograph player that brought back some childhood memories.

Aug 15th, 2017
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.2

Oppulent, to say the least. Extreme purple floral essential oils. Black and blue fruit profiles with tons of creme de cassis and blackberry tart, blueberries, boysenberry jam, salted carmel, liqueur-like. Lots of vanilla, though this supposedly is French oak heavy. A wine that doesn't hold back, it's an action movie in a bottle, much like the label suggests. Wish it was more available and the market could understand it.

Oppulent, to say the least. Extreme purple floral essential oils. Black and blue fruit profiles with tons of creme de cassis and blackberry tart, blueberries, boysenberry jam, salted carmel, liqueur-like. Lots of vanilla, though this supposedly is French oak heavy. A wine that doesn't hold back, it's an action movie in a bottle, much like the label suggests. Wish it was more available and the market could understand it.

Jul 1st, 2015
Ray Vanderhoff

Yes, Charles Smith and his team also produces a really great Malbec. Pronounced blue and black fruits, hint of graphite, violets, cocoa and tar. Touch of vanilla on the long and slightly tart finish. This wine exhibits a nice freshness. Medium body and tannins with balanced acidity. Softens beautifully as it opens up.

Yes, Charles Smith and his team also produces a really great Malbec. Pronounced blue and black fruits, hint of graphite, violets, cocoa and tar. Touch of vanilla on the long and slightly tart finish. This wine exhibits a nice freshness. Medium body and tannins with balanced acidity. Softens beautifully as it opens up.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Maya Kaczorowski

Very smooth

Very smooth

Feb 17th, 2019
Lindsey Brody

Our all time fav Malbec from Washington.

Our all time fav Malbec from Washington.

Jun 23rd, 2017
The Schwartz

Quite tasty Washington product

Quite tasty Washington product

Jun 2nd, 2017
David Dibartolo

2012 vintage

2012 vintage

Jan 11th, 2016
Jon White

Wowzas, this has aged well... Elegant and refined with great structure. Dark fruit with dusty tannins on the finish.

Wowzas, this has aged well... Elegant and refined with great structure. Dark fruit with dusty tannins on the finish.

May 29th, 2015
James Knoblich

2010 Charles Smith Broncho Malbec. 100% WA Malbec from Stoneridge Vineyard. Spicy with flavors of Black Currant and an impressively long finish.


2010 Charles Smith Broncho Malbec. 100% WA Malbec from Stoneridge Vineyard. Spicy with flavors of Black Currant and an impressively long finish.


May 8th, 2015