- Idaho wine industry coming into its ownPosted 9 hours ago
- Olympia gives Washington wineries more tasting roomsPosted 1 day ago
- Abacela, Bunnell star again at Pacific Rim International Wine CompetitionPosted 2 days ago
- Boushey takes over Klipsun Vineyard managementPosted 5 days ago
- Judges select favorites from 2017 Cascadia Wine CompetitionPosted 6 days ago
- Washington Syrah continues to grow in popularityPosted 1 week ago
- Red Mountain’s famed Klipsun Vineyard sold to Chicago firmPosted 1 week ago
- Bud break marks start of 2017 vintage for Washington winePosted 1 week ago
- Most Washington wineries won’t need new wastewater permitsPosted 2 weeks ago
- Maryhill Winery unveils plans for Spokane tasting roomPosted 2 weeks ago
Zerba Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Walla Walla Valley, $24
Zerba Cellars was one of the first wineries to locate on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley, which today is becoming a much more popular area. Zerba is on the main highway between downtown Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater, and it inhabits a quaint tasting room just south of the state line.
Doug Nierman is the longtime winemaker for this successful producer, which is a past Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year for Wine Press Northwest magazine.
In addition to its Walla Walla Valley tasting room, Zerba also has locations in Dundee, Ore., and Woodinville, Wash.
Nierman used estate grapes to craft this 2014 Chardonnay at this winery on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley. Its nose shows off elegant vanilla notes and promises citrus and pineapple that arrive at first sip. Lemon, pineapple and a touch of melon emerge on the midpalate, with a bit of minty acidity to close out.
We can’t wait to try it with lobster tail with butter.
This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.
Production: 236 cases