Kathy’s Pick: 2011 Kerloo Stone Tree Malbec, $30.00

Every once in a while, we get a close-out offer, and if we feel it’s a good deal, we jump on it. That’s the case with this Kerloo Malbec. Originally priced at $40 a bottle, it’s a great wine from Washington, small production, and as some of that state’s wines need a little time in the bottle to fully integrate, it’s drinking beautifully now. Here is what the Wine Enthusiast said about it: “Coming from a mixture of blocks 17 and 24 at Stone Tree Vineyard, it’s a dark, glass-staining wine with notes of plum, crushed blueberries, coffee, tar and spice. The palate is silky soft, textured in feel with concentrated coffee flavors. An exquisite sense of balance carries through to a long, lingering finish.” They rated it 92. But we only got a few bottles at this price, so buy it before it’s all gone.