featured wines

Zambra has assembled one of the region’s finest selection of Spanish and New World wines. We have been awarded the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence and our wine list has been voted the best in Asheville.

The list below is some of our finest selections and featured at Zambra. To get the full wine list click the link above. Wine by glass is selected in house week to week.

Sonoma County, California
93 Points – Wine Spectator
Loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this plump Zin is a pleasure to drink, with bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice that glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.
1/2 Bottle 28~ Bottle 50~

Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Red Blend
Aglianico, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro from McLaren Vale and Nebbiolo from the Adelaide Hills. Unlikely bedfellows, perhaps, but the creative juices at Alpha Box & Dice must have been flowing when they put this together, because it’s a masterpiece of blending and the result is truly sensational. Each variety was vinified separately, with some of the wine spending over 4 years in oak, while others coming from the young and precocious 2017 vintage, adding brightness to the more mature elements.
Bottle 56~

Mendocino Ridge, California
Pinoty Noir
93 Points – Wine Spectator
The 2009 Pinot Noir Manchester Ridge Vineyard is a serious wine. It boasts considerable structure and power. The fruit is deep, dark and totally beguiling, even if it is quite clear the wine is showing just the barest hint of its ultimate potential. Black cherries, menthol, tar and licorice inform the rich, intense finish.
Bottle 89~

Columbia Valley, Washington
93 Points – Robert Parker
The 2015 Sequel Syrah is made by John Duval, for 15 years the winemaker of Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most famous Shiraz. The fruit was sourced from five vineyards encompassing several AVAs and includes 3% Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. Ninety percent of the wine was aged for 18 months in small French oak. Purple/black in color, this superb Syrah offers grilled meat, bacon fat, game and wild blueberry aromas and flavors. On the palate the wine is spicy, layered, and plush with soft tannins and enough acidity to hold things together. This hedonistic effort can be enjoyed now but will easily last for 20+ years. Kudos to Alan Shoup for directing a project in which every wine (and winemaker) turned in an outstanding performance.
Bottle 94~

Columbia Valley, Washington
Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot
94 Points – Robert Parker
Aged 22 months in 85% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of plums, coffee beans, spice box and sweet oak in a full-bodied, decadent, ripe and expansive package. In general, Cabernet was more successful than Merlot in 2013, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting this beauty. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Bottle 120~

CORRA 2009
Napa Valley, California
Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points – Wine Spectator
A rich, expansive Cabernet, with tiers of black and blue fruits joined by currant, melted licorice, mocha and cedar flavors. Yet for all its size and density, this offers the finesse and grace found in the best 2009s. Best from 2013 through 2023. 375 cases made.
Bottle 200~

Rutherford, Napa, North Coast, California
Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points – Robert Parker
A striking, provocative, complex set of aromatics jump from the glass of this dense plum/purple-colored wine. Beautiful plum, anise and black currant fruit characteristics are found in this voluptuously textured, opulent, full-bodied wine. This compelling effort from the Staglin Family appears to be close to full maturity given its impressive aromatics and silky mouthfeel, but its impeccable balance suggests it will last another 15+ years.
Bottle 220~

Paso Robles, California
97 Points – Robert Parker
The 2012 Syrah Broken Stones is a beauty. Made from 79% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah and the rest Grenache, Mourvedre and Roussanne, it offers up full-bodied, decadent, yet incredibly pure notes of creme de cassis, smoked earth, pepper and violets. Seamless and silky, yet with a great mid-palate and notable tannin, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will have 15 years or more of overall longevity.
Bottle 300~

Willamette Valley, Oregon
91 Points – Robert Parker
offers generous lime, tangerine and pineapple deftly folded into butter cream, with honey, nut pastes and lanolin adding to both the textural patina and finishing complexity of a vibrant and delightfully buoyant performance. A hint of wet stone in the finish helps set off the rich and luscious elements.
Bottle 75~