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Exploring the Bold World of Rogue Valley Malbec: 

Introduction to Malbec: A Grape Variety Full of Surprises

The Malbec grape, originally known as a blending grape in the Bordeaux region of France, has found a new identity in the vineyards of Oregon and Argentina. Famous for its deep purple hue and robust tannins, Malbec wines, whether they're from the French terrains or the Argentinian foothills, have captivated wine enthusiasts around the world. The Resistance Wine Company Malbecs showcase the full-bodied richness and complex flavor profile typical of this popular red wine.    Here is a quick list of vintages:

Tasting Notes: A Symphony of Dark Fruits and Oak Aging

Most Malbecs offer a bold and assertive wine taste, driven by a melody of dark fruits like black cherry and a backbone provided by oak aging. The wine's deep purple color mirrors its dense and lush fruit flavors, layered with a subtle hint of French sophistication and Argentinian passion. Each sip reveals a blend of black cherry and dark fruits, rounded out by the mature nuances of oak.

Flavor Profile and Food Pairings

The flavor profile of this red vino is as daring as its origins. A robust presence of fruit flavors, including black cherry, is complemented by the rustic charm of oak aging, creating a Malbec taste that is uniquely Resistance Wine Co. When it comes to food pairings, this Malbec shines alongside hearty dishes. Pair it with red meat—think a rich, juicy steak or tender barbecued ribs. For a surprising twist, try it with blue cheese, where the boldness of the wine meets the sharp intensity of the cheese in a perfect balance.

The Global Journey: From French Malbec to Argentinian Malbec

While French Malbec is known for its elegance and subtlety, Argentinian Malbec is celebrated for its vibrant and powerful expression. At Resistance Wine Co., we bridge these worlds, bringing you a Malbec that respects its roots while celebrating the grape’s versatility and global appeal.  Southern Oregon Malbec bridges these two worlds bold and elegant.  

Southern Oregon Malbec Sweet or Dry?

Is our Malbec, sweet or dry? Pfft, that's like asking a punk rocker to play the harp. Ridiculous, right? This Malbec is dry like british humour.  But in general, Malbec doesn't fit into your cute little categories. It's the black sheep, the rule-breaker, the James Dean of the wine world. So, you want sweet or dry? How about you just sit back and let it be... awesome?

And what makes a wine sweet or dry? Now that's a question that could use a little enlightenment.

Well, the sweetness or dryness of a wine is determined by the amount of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation. Sweet wines have higher sugar content, while dry wines have little to no residual sugar. This distinction can greatly impact the taste and overall experience of the wine.

But when it comes to Malbec, it's a different story altogether. This bold and expressive grape variety from Argentina doesn't conform to the traditional notions of sweetness or dryness. Its flavors are rich, its tannins are firm, and its personality is as complex as they come. Malbec doesn't play by the rules; it creates its own path, inviting you to savor every sip without worrying about fitting into a specific category.

So, next time you're pondering over whether a Malbec is sweet or dry, remember that it's not about fitting into a box. It's about embracing the rebellious spirit of this wine and letting it take you on a journey of bold flavors and unexpected delights. Just sit back, pour yourself a glass of Malbec, and let its awesomeness speak for itself. Cheers to the rule-breakers and the black sheep of the wine world!

Conclusion: More Than Just a Wine

Our Malbec isn't just a beverage; it's a testament to the journey of a grape variety that has traveled the world and made a home in our Oregon vineyards. Full-bodied, flavored with complexity, and aged to perfection, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will continue to develop beautifully in the years to come. Whether you're exploring tasting notes for educational purposes or simply enjoying a glass with dinner, our Malbec promises a journey of discovery with every pour.

Pour yourself a glass of our Malbec, savor the rich tapestry of flavors, and raise a toast to the adventurous spirit of this popular red wine. Cheers to the bold, the brave, and the beautifully wine-crafted!