2005 Zerba Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

The 2005 Zerba Cellars Walla Walla Valley Cabernet is a smooth and supple full-bodied wine with aromas of cherry and oak; soft entry gives way to black currant and burnt cherry flavors with subtle undertones of licorice and chocolate. Nice mid-palate; great acidity; medium-long finish. 988 cases produced. Vineyard(s}: Dad’s, Kelly, Lafore and Winesap Road Vineyards Milton-Freewater, OR

Rating: 89 | $30 | 14.1% ABV | Find this wine to buy: Vinquire | WineZap.com

2005 Zerba Cellars Syrah, Columbia Valley

Beautiful burnt garnet in color, the 2005 Zerba Cellars Columbia Valley Syrah is full-bodied with flavors of blackberries, mocha and spice. It’s a well-rounded wine with chewy texture and richness; long finish with integrated black pepper, spice and a hint of chocolate. 887 cases produced. Vineyard: Winesap Road and Dad’s Vineyard, Milton-Freewater, OR. Willard and Minnick Vineyards, Prosser, WA

Rating: 92 | $22 | 14.0% ABV | Find this wine to buy: Vinquire | WineZap.com

2005 Zerba Cellars Merlot, Columbia Valley

The 2005 Zerba Cellars is a powerhouse Merlot with layers of currant, black cherry and plum integrated with nuances of chocolate. Rich textures; mouth-filling, full bodied wine with well-integrated tannins. 754 case production. Vineyard(s): Kelly, Winesap Road Vineyards(cab), Milton-Freewater Willard Vineyard, Prosser, WA

Rating: 91 | $28 | 14.2% ABV | Find this wine to buy: Vinquire | WineZap.com

2005 Zerba Cellars Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

The 2005 Zerba Sangiovese consists of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah, 5% Viognier. It’s medium-bodied wine with a charming floral nose of violet and blueberry; flavors consist of plum, strawberry and thyme; nice acidity, well-balanced; medium-long finish. 169 case production. Vineyard(s): Willard and Minnick Vineyards, Prosser, WA

Rating: 88 | $28 | 14.3% ABV | Find this wine to buy: Vinquire | WineZap.com