Dinner party worthy with vino friends. — a month ago
Is that an earwig on the label? It's doesn't taste like earwigs, so that's good. — 2 days ago
Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! — 8 days ago
WINE INSIDERS — 7 days ago
Cherry, raspberry, vanilla, oak and hints of violet. Light-bodied and velvety tannins. — 20 days ago
V14. Seriously good Pinot. Soft but noticeable smoke. Rich black cherry fruit. Thick, mocha, earth and hints of black pepper finish. Good food wine, but a better “special” wine. — 11 days ago
Taste like a dirty martini. Pretty good — 2 days ago
Binz Wines Fox Creek Vineyard Zinfandel 2015, Shenandoah Valley, California
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity on the nose with blackberries, bing cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth and herbs.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills in California. Drinking nicely now and showing nice complexity with a great nose. Spicy and tangy on the mid palate.
Good by itself or with food. A good quality wine with a soft mouthfeel.
Needs 2 hours to open up properly as it is too acidic right out of the bottle, so be patient.
Will age nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.
A good sipping wine to have all by itself.
I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.
100% Zinfandel grapes were aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$28. — a month ago