Saviah Cellars 2013 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $30

By on July 5, 2017

Richard Funk, one of Washington’s top winemakers, pulls from three vineyards not far from his winery near Milton-Freewater, Ore., for this spicy, earthy and jammy Malbec that’s true to the variety. Dense flavors of plum and black cherry pick up a hint of mint and minerality, a juicy combination of sensations that wash aside the tannins. This melange of Summit View, Watermill and Anna Marie vineyards earned a gold medal at the 2017 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition, a fundraiser for the Walla Walla Community College wine program.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 248 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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