Skylite Cellars 2012 Malbec, Yakima Valley, $32
Skylite Cellars of Walla Walla reached west to Verhey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley near Union Gap for the grapes in this 100% Malbec. Those who love to ponder the difference between winemakers should seek out the Smasne Cellars from the same vineyard. Both share the intense color and deep black fruit aromas of Malbec and their vineyard, but on the palate, the Skylite seems a bit bigger, bolder and brasher. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.
Production: 110 cases