Zerba Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley $36

By on September 7, 2019

Cabernet Franc is grown at two of Cecil Zerba’s three vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Dad’s Vineyard near the winery in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and the higher-elevation Cockburn Vineyard – the breadbasket for Zerba Cellars. Brent Roberts, a graduate of Washington State University’s winemaking program, presents a layered and complex version of Cabernet Franc that offers more of red fruit and less of the herbaceousness typically associated with the variety. This was among the trio of gold medals won by Team Zerba at the 2019 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 305 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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