Tsillan Cellars 2013 Estate Malbec, Lake Chelan • $42
Winemaker Shane Collins shows Washington’s cooler climate areas can jump onto the burgeoning Malbec bandwagon. He’s crafted a stunningly elegant wine that shows remarkably purity of fruit, with extraordinary, precise flavors of black cherry and boysenberry with a hint of raspberry. (245 cases, 14.6 alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (best of class/double gold), New World International Wine Competition (best of class/double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Northwest Wine Summit (best of class/double gold).

Best of the Best: 2016