Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Reserve Malbec, Lake Chelan $50

By on January 24, 2022

Ray Sandidge had this wine in barrel when Tsillan Cellars received Washington Winery of the Year in 2020, and this is the fifth Malbec to earn a Platinum for Dr. Bob Jankelson, the winery’s visionary owner. It’s a wine filled with Bing cherry and strawberry juice as pleasing toast and cocoa butter add to its pleasing texture and medium structure. Enjoy with the rack of lamb or Duck Confit Risotto at Sorrento’s, the on-premise restaurant just beyond the Lake Chelan tasting room. Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Bellingham Northwest (double gold).

Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points

Production: 180 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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