71. Zerba Cellars 2010 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $38
Winemaker Doug Nierman has been at the helm of this Milton-Freewater, Ore., winery for several vintages and has taken an already successful operation to new heights. This rich, bold, dark wine opens with superb aromas of ripe plum, black pepper and dark chocolate. This leads to beautifully structured flavors of boysenberry and spices, all backed with moderate tannins and rich acidity. This gorgeous red has it all and earned best of show at the 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition.