To celebrate my 2000th post on Instagram here is a nicely aged Zinfandel from Sonoma.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Very soft nose of blueberries, sweet strawberries, cherries, vanilla, oak, vinaigrette, spices, chocolates and black pepper.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, black plums, red currants, wood, sweet raspberries, earth, light vegetables, leather, pencil lead, orange peel, spices and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with very soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Is a very nice Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Showing nice complexity with an elegant mouthfeel.
This 9 year old is drinking completely differently than the three-year-old that I had not too long ago.
More red fruits than black fruits, with some earth notes, vinaigrette and vegetables which were not there when fresh.
Not as tasty until fully open (90 minutes), so be patient and you will not regret it.
Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with T-bone steak and baked potatoes.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 13 hours ago
A pretty light ruby in the glass with a wide brim. This nose. So outrageously good. Hints of tar, rose petals, and some funky earth. I love this wine. I’m always so reluctant to use this term but yes this is definitely Burgundian. And not in a pretentious way, more in a slightly dirty, funky fun way. Medium bodied and certainly not overripe or too dense on the tongue and the structure and balance are out of this world. In the mouth there’s a wonderful Pinot profile of cherries, cranberries, and earth. There’s also a smoky quality and just the right amount of oak going on. This is an absolutely gorgeous Pinot. Who’s making stuff like this as their entry level bottlings? — 5 days ago
Well dang. I got this on recommendation of @David L , @Carl Fischer , @Mike R , @Ron R and a few others. I am SO glad I did, especially after hearing that my favorite SB, Arkenstone, is moving to $95/bottle! To me, this tastes like Arkenstone on day 2. It is chock full of pineapple juice, cantaloupe, kiwi and stone fruits. Reminds me of the ice cream bar Creamsicle in how creamy it is. There is a tartness with the fruit but also balanced acidity. It is powerful and bold. Truly fantastic for those who enjoy bigger style SB. As you can see in the background, @Mark Flesher enjoyed it! — 5 days ago
Gave this 30 minutes in the decanter and then enjoyed. Terrific dark fruit, mainly plums, with a backing note of cocoa. Ample acidity provides length and lift on the finish and suggest this can age for at least several years. Paired well with a prime filet. — 4 days ago
Has everyone tasted these wines? Stupid good. It's like white Burgundy meets California. I love the ripe but pure fruit. Mandarin orange, quince, lemon oil. It is nicely framed by oak but in now way dominated. It is just pure pure pure. Minerally and precise but richness that you find in Peter michael, kistler and Aubert. Lots of dry extract and a bit of reduction to boot. Serious Chardonnay. The single vineyards are even better. Message me for some at a killer price but also get on this list before it turns into a waiting list. Winemaker is a former marcassin alumn and it shows — 7 days ago