Previously called “Wild Thing” and now dubbed “Wild Z,” this all-purpose red again features a grinning zebra on the label—an anagram for Zerba. The Columbia Valley blend of Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, sangiovese and Grenache is a true mutt wine. Don't look for focus or terroir here, but you will find pleasant, mature, well-rounded fruit-driven flavor.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.