One of the Northwest’s top talents with Malbec, Jessica Munnell shows her touch with this blend of Malbec from sultry StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope and clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) from Tom Merkle’s Wautoma Springs Vineyard in the Cold Creek district. Merkle, Honorary Grower for the 2017 Auction of Washington Wines, partners with Munnell on this brand. They don’t rush El Prat onto the market, investing 30 months in a six-barrel program with half of it new oak. Sweet aromas of blueberry and black cherry include the backing of warm toast. The drink is nicely balanced as flavors of plum jam and vanilla are met by cherry-skin tannins and long finish of black licorice. Wautoma Wines are available in Tri-Cities at Tap & Barrel, Yoke’s Fresh Markets and The Lodge at Columbia Point. Enjoy with prime rib, lamb or burgers.
Production: 140 cases