Zerba Cellars 2016 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $45

By on June 16, 2020
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Brent Roberts has taken over the reins from Doug Nierman as Cecil Zerba’s winemaker, and his work with estate fruit continues in the tradition that helped Zerba Cellars earn Wine Press Northwest’s 2011 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year Award. Aromas of dark fruit and hints of toast lead the way to boysenberry jam, ground nutmeg, raspberries and a smoky oak underlay. It’s supple and mouth-coating as it heads to a smooth finish. Last fall, it earned a gold medal at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition before winning a Platinum from Wine Press Northwest magazine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 277 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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