Red Wine by Ransom from Oregon. Associated with mountain ranges the world over, Malbec is at home and expressive in the Rogue Valley, tucked into the rugged terroir of Oregon’s Southern Cascades. Opening with fetching aromatics of mountain huckleberries, sweet tobacco, and a hint of sandalwood, the palate is rich and resonant with flavors of blueberry conserve and cacao nibs and a vein of lively acidity. The finish is long and lithe, leaving behind river stone minerality and a breath of mountain sage. Elegant and worthy of cellaring, but open and ready to drink now.