California Zinfandel

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

The Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2015

This 7 year old Zinfandel from Lodi is still drinking nicely.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, spices, coffee and mocha.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.

Spicy and fruit forward.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.
— 2 days ago

Tom, Eric and 11 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Blend of 82% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah & 4% Carignane, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and tangy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with black pepper spice and a touch of sweet herbs. Soft tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, spice and some oak. Nice! — 12 days ago

Tom, Jason and 3 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Balanced Zinfandel with strong notes of pepper and red fruit, mostly cherry. It’s balanced and enjoyable now, but it will definitely hold good for a few years. Very good! — 11 days ago

Douglas, Deborah and 8 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel

Full of flavor and easy to drink, a bit of spice and hints of leather, dark cherry, and tobacco. Paired wonderfully with duck breast. — 4 days ago

Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Ming L
9.2

This Zin continues to impress me. Plum, blueberry, fig, black pepper, espresso, and light tobacco. Juicy and smooth on the palate. Round acidity and tannins. Lingering candied and smoky finish.
Paring with burger is as good as it gets. Fantastic value for a single vineyard bottling from St. Helena.
— 4 days ago

Bob, Severn and 1 other liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Annette's Reserve Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2002

2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 10 days ago

Adam, Byron and 33 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.

Buffalo Barrel

Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

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— a day ago

Ridge Vineyards

Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped too young, but I just wanted to open it, dammit. Classic fairly old-school Zin nose, with brambly blackberry, a bit of American oak, and stony gravel. Fairly tight in the mouth. I love the focused fruit, which is not jammy in the least. It’s very dry (which is almost jarring these days of jammy Zins with residual sugar), and it’s got some youthfully drying tannins. Needs, and will be better in, at least 2-3 years, but enjoyable now. — 11 days ago

Severn, Peter and 12 others liked this

Novy Family Winery

Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2016

Deep Ruby, complex, yet delicate with aromas of dark fruits, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of plum and cherry with smoky oak, pepper and cacao wrapped in generous acidity. Fine sweet tannins, long finish, great structure ending with fruit, cedar, spice and slight earthy tones. Nice! — 12 days ago

Tom, Paul and 1 other liked this

Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Blackberry, strawberry seed, cedar, pencil shavings, pepper, soft supple tannins — 11 days ago

Douglas, Byron and 6 others liked this