2008 Zanzibar Casima Red (80% Cabernet Sauvignon)
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, tobacco, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese from Yakima valley vineyards, it is marked by a ripe body and a polished finish. The wine undergoes extended maceration to yield a big fleshy wine yet with a racy finish that can benefit from additional cellaring. It is aged in 100% new French Oak for 12 months and 12 months in bottle prior to release." -Winery
"ZanZibar Cellars is a small boutique winery dedicated to creating unique wines that reflect not only the passion and the vision of its founders but also the terroir of the Columbia and Yakima valleys. We believe that which separates good wine from great wine is the obsession with details and the strive for perfection. From our extremely low yields (1.5 - 2 tons/acre), to our small batch fermentation and gentle handling process, our cradling efforts are reflected in the quality of our handcrafted wines."
"We work tirelessly to create wines that are balanced yet exuberant, elegant yet powerful and unpredictably alive. Above all, our focus on high quality guides us in all of our decision making. We work closely with our vineyards to manage yields and closely monitor watering protocols to ensure the highest quality fruit. As Partners and friends, Ziad Keirouz and Glen Boyd collaborate on all aspects of the business. For over 20 years in the creative fields of Science and Engineering, both were fueled by the passion to succeed and create something unique. Today, the same drive and passion guide our work at ZanZibar Cellars. From selecting the best grapes and the best French oak barrels to making the wine and designing the packaging, everything is approached with the same level of precision and dedication to quality." -Winery