Industrialist James D. Zellerbach acquired the 200 acre Hanzell estate on the Mayacamas slopes in 1948, in 1952 he planted 2 acres of Pinot Noir and 4 acres of Chardonnay on the site. Aromas of red fruits and floral scents with notes of cola and tea. On the palate flavors of cherry, dried raspberry, brewed tea and cola with floral and spicy notes. Smooth tannins, long finish, great balance, ending with earthy mineral tones. Something Special from the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Western Hemisphere. — 11 days ago
3.4 Smooth peppery fruit Zinfandel. $30.99. Not my favorite for that price. — 2 days ago
Very smooth, dry light body. Easy to drink for the blend of grapes — 8 days ago
72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane, 2% Mataro.
This wine has a rich, full texture with juicy blackberry, black cherry, plum, candied blackcurrant, anise, black licorice, cedar box, pencil shavings, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg, clove, tobacco and wet earth.
The tannins are smooth and ripe; the alcohol is high and well-integrated. What a nicely balanced and delicious Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley! — a month ago
Popped and poured. Enjoyed over three days and it was more or less consistent throughout. No formal notes. The 2017’s are beautifully balanced with deep, dark fruit; a combination of ripe and dried (but mostly on the riper end of the spectrum) mixed with some lovely baking spices too. Secondary characteristics have not yet entered the frame. Was an awesome pairing with grilled burgers. Drink now or over the next 10-15 years easy. — 18 hours ago