2005 Zerba Cellars Reds

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

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Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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