Sonoma County Zinfandel

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

Dashe Cellars

Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Zinfandel 2018

2018 much more minerality on the nose! Not what Zin reminds you of. Red cherries blackberry black pepper spices licorice medium acidity long spicy finish moderate body dark. notes from visit to the winery.

Alexander Valley. Bright red volcanic soils, steep rocky slopes and western exposure.
— 12 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

2019 vintage. Drinking with a little more power and a little less polish than a month ago. — 20 days ago

Ted, Shay and 5 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

Mount Peak Winery

Rattlesnake Zinfandel

Some common zin notes, spicy nose, toasted wood, vanilla, big dark berries - all very deliberate! — 4 days ago

Louis M. Martini

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 1995

Yeast, some acids still there. Not stored properly and yet not vinegar yet. Actually pairing well with queso and chips :-) a very great wine. — 11 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2015

Medium ruby hue. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, bramble, dried fruit, and pepper. Medium-plus body, with medium tannins and medium acidity. Elegant and lighter in character than other California Zinfandels (or Zin blends). 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignan, 12% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouschet. — 4 days ago

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

Once & Future Wines

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

I'm generally not a huge zinfandel fan but this one ticks all the right boxes. I get mostly blue fruits, the French oak is nice and subtle, some earthiness and red meat smells as well. On the palate it has that odd zin character of medium plus acid and medium plus tannins but 5 years has given them enough time to harmonize. — 11 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Wasn’t going to leave the Dry Creek Valley without trying some Zin, and Unti always makes one of my favorites. Primitovo clone (naturally), with a little Barbera (for lift) and Petit Sirah (for tone). Lol it sounds like I’m talking about a girdle… — 13 days ago

Andrew, Eric and 1 other liked this
Joshua Fisher

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Ok now I see you were at the winery . #never mind