Five Stars Cellars Malbec

Five Star Cellars Malbec


  • Malbec is an amazing wine to work with and to drink. This grape grows super well for Walla Walla. The Pepperbridge Malbec is some the best fruit in the portfolio year after year.
  • This wine defies all mother nature’s ups and downs and each new vintage is better than the previous. These wines are super explosive with fruit, acid and soft tannins. They are very elegant and silky wines.
  • Not super complex with layered mid pallets and long finishes. Five Star Malbec is just fun in a bottle.

Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec

Elaboration: The wine was produced in the Walla Walla Valley on two vineyards, Pepperbridge Vineyard, and Seven Hills Vineyard. The wine is aged for 18 months in 30% New French, New Hungarian, Russian barrels.

Tasting Notes: Deep magenta in color that is almost neon at the edges, crazy color. This wine smells like you are baking a blackberry pie. Floral notes are dominated by violet. Lots of blue fruit flavors, with black raspberry and black currant. This wine is a fruit explosion with a bright finish.




Before he retired as a John Deere dealer in the state of Washington, David Huse came to know many vineyard owners in the Walla Walla Valley. What started as a post-retirement experiment grew into a full-fledged passion for the Huse family. As the Five Star Cellars website proclaims, they use “grapes only from the highest quality vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.”

David started Five Star Cellars in 2000, and the first vintage consisted of 120 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. That doubled the following year with Cabernet and Merlot. After a 2002 remodel, Dave’s son Matt took over as winemaker and they released their first vintage, which quickly sold out. They added a Syrah to their growing list of vintages and continue to draw fruit from some of the area’s storied vineyard owners.