Three of Cups “La Monde” Malbec
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Malbec is sourced from three different vineyard sites, Cameron Ridge (Columbia Valley AVA), Dry Lake (Lake Chelan AVA), and Heart of the Hill (Red Mountain AVA).
- “La Monde means “the world” and shows that WA has the right growing environments to create fantastic wines at very affordable rates, represents our commitment to our clients and our desire to make wines that are expressive as the environment they grow in.”
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: Tradition vinification. Fermentation in stainless steel, temperature controlled vats. Aged in French oak, 40% of which are new.
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, boysenberry, black currant and ripe sweet cherry on the nose carries through into the rich/concentrated fruit taste of the wine.
2018 – “Gold” Seattle Wine Awards
Founded in 2013 by two friends (Lisa & Mike), Three of Cups is a winery based in the Artisan Hill area of Woodinville, Washington, producing limited quantities of premium wines. Lisa and Mike share a passion for wine and food and wanted to expand that beyond their friends and family.
Their fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout Washington and Oregon; predominately in the Red Mountain, Columbia, and Walla Walla Valley AVA’s. The goal is to produce wines that express the very best of the regions the grapes are source from, the conditions of the vintage year, and pair well with food or on their own by the glass. All wines are produced in small batches with careful attention to varietal characteristics using minimal intervention.
The name, Three of Cups, comes from a tarot card, which symbolizes conviviality, agreement, harmony, abundance, and friendship – all things that happen naturally with wine and carries the meaning of joyful social contact. All of which are very important to Lisa and Mike.