Zinfandel

Arnot-Roberts

Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.2

I tend to like everything that @duncanarnot and @make but I don’t buy every wine they make, mostly because I don’t have an unlimited budget and there are some of their wines I really, really love. But recently I decided to get a bottle of their Kirschemannn Zinfandel, and it’s glorious. At 12.6% alcohol it’s this wonderfully easy-to-drink balance between boysenberry fruit and lovelely fresh herbal essence. Fabulous acidity and wonderfully floral finish. Zinfandel made like a Pinot Noir, if you will. Ethereal even. And how can you go wrong with vines farmed by @ownrooted? 2017 Arnot-Roberts “Kirschenmann Vineyard” Zinfandel, Mokelumne River, Lodi, CA. — 6 days ago

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@Alder Yarrow Never knew they made a zin. 
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It’s a beautiful interpretation. Unlike any CA sin you’ve ever had.

Peachy Canyon

Westside Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017

Prior notes apply (especially the comment about a beach house). I don’t understand why so many Zin makers have gotten away from this incredibly food-friendly style, which used to be the norm in the 80s and early 90s. — 20 days ago

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St. Francis Winery

Artisan Collection Bacchi Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2018

Full fruit and dark, very slightly sweet for my palette but oh so pleasing and easy to enjoy w friends. 15.2% alcohol that’s a bit high hence the sweetness. — 3 hours ago

Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Estate Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2018

Lots of spice, pepper and blackberry. Acidity makes it a bottle that disappeared quickly. Very pleasant, restrained zin. — 9 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Delicious red recommended by the sommelier at Cafe DelSace on the UES. Asked for a bold red and the waiter surprised us with this choice. Very berry. Very delicious. Went ahead and bought half a case the day after — 19 days ago

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Manzanita Creek Winery

Rocky Ridge Rockpile Zinfandel 2014

First off - I’m a Rockpile fanatic and thoroughly loved this wine!! Fresh blueberry, raspberry, slight hints of licorice and tobacco, along with some earth tones with modest pepper. Incredibly smooth with medium (maybe below medium) tannins. Went excellent with our bbq tenderloin tonight. Need to add this - the back label of this wine is one of the most descriptive I’ve seen in a long time and worth buying just to taste and see the back. — 23 days ago

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Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2019

The greatest selective hearing, ah never mind… this is great…. — 2 days ago

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Frog's Leap

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2019

First impression is burgundian with juicy smooth boysenberry and cassis. Lots of green herbal notes that surprisingly just add to the balance of this being fresh and young. The last glass is filled with cocoa, red cherries and a hint of espresso. Delicious! — a day ago

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Black Saint Peter

Old Vine Zinfandel

Like better than a cab. Not fav zin, but definitely really nice. Deep cherry notes. More tart than peppery. Only a pinch of smoke. A little sweet, like blueberry. — 4 days ago

The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

Just the right amount of spice on the tongue with good fruit forward flavor. Another good effort by the prisoner wine company. Not usually a Zin drinker I but I like this one. — 5 days ago