Savage Grace Bouchey Vineyard Cot 2016 – USA

Judges Comments

“Lifted, Floral sweet character. Spicy and leathery.” – Christopher Waters, Canadian Judge

Spicy. Pepper, Clove and licorice. Smoky like Syrah. Suave and vinous, mild spice, good weight.” – Patrick Comiskey, American Judge

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Savage Grace Wines


Dineen Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills, WA


Runner Up Double Gold


Cot (Malbec)



About the wines of Savage Grace:

Savage Grace Wines was established in 2011 by owner-wine-maker Michael Savage, with a vintage of Cabernet Franc.

His vision is to make Old World style lower-alcohol, balanced, and expressive wines. He is continuing to deepen his core understanding of all stages in the vinification process, to put his philosophy of low-intervention winemaking into practice, where the grape, vineyard and vintage form a unique balance.

SAVAGE” – echoes the struggle of the grape to withstand the stress of ripening, along with making wine that is true to the grape, site, and vintage.

GRACE” – also his wife’s name, is symbolizing what he hopes to achieve as the end result a wine that is delicate, balanced, approachable yet expressive.


About the wine:

“This bright and light-bodied red wine was made from 100% Malbec grapes. It is reminiscent of some of the Malbec-based wines I’ve tasted from the cool-climate Loire Valley, where the grape is called Côt (pronounced ‘Coh’). Food-friendly and almost Pinot Noir-like. It shows aromas of red berries and spice. A truly unique spin on Malbec.”