Sonoma County Zinfandel


Signature Selection Dry Rosé of Zinfandel 2017

White Zin I can get behind. I love Pedroncelli Zin (the red stuff) so had high hopes, and this did not squash my dreams. Thank goodness. Because nothing says heartbreak like a go-to winery doing you dirty. Omigod what has my life become? I’ll get on with a flavor profile. It’s like a fruit punch but not sweet and has the body of something with a bit of residual sugar’s pretty dang dry. With a hint of green interestingly enough. Would recommend. — a day ago

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Seghesio Family Vineyards

Monte Rosso Zinfandel 2013

Needed a big friendly Zin to help obliterate an unusually stressful week at work. This Zin is so flavorful yet contained. Fruit, spice, intense minerality, concentration, length, balance. Hard to name a patch of earth that creates better Zin than Monte Rosso. Superb. — 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Best Zin site IMHO
Tom Casagrande

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@Severn Goodwin - Only other site I put in this category I’d Beatty Ranch on Howell Mountain
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@Tom Casagrande Nice, I'll check that one out, not had wine from there yet.

Once & Future Wines

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

I wish more Zinfandel could be made like this. While this is just a baby, it’s already delivering so much pleasure. Very primary with bright red fruits and spices. Good acid. Long finish. A few years in the cellar will do these wonders and there’s no reason to doubt the Bedrock bottle will have the ability to age gracefully for well over a decade. Such an exciting project from Joel Patterson and looking forward to trying more!! — 22 days ago

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Hawley Wine

Hawley Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Pretty color of dark Ruby with a short reddish rim. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, mocha, peppercorn aleather.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins.

This is a nice surprise. A very enjoyable Zinfandel.

Good now and will be better in the next 3 years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show some tannins.

Less than 500 cases produced.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points
— 7 days ago

Shawn, manyardo and 18 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Bigger than expected... dark inky purple, touch of tobacco, leather oak notes. Touch of alcohol that faded as the wine opened. Black fruits, medium body, impeccable fruit/acid balance. Reminds how much I love great California zin... and how great the folks at Ridge are at feeding my love. The ultimate pizza and NCAA championship wine...go Virginia! — 17 days ago

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Limerick Lane

Russian River Valley Zinfandel

Enjoying some great red Zin in the Big Apple. 🍇 🍎 — 2 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2017

Pop and pour... black fruited simplicity. Soft, supple, poundable...this is quintessential pasta/pizza table wine. Don’t think... drink, refill, drink again! Better than it needs to be... thank you Mike Officer for supplying this quality glass of juice. California Zinfandel of this quality and price makes me smile. — 13 days ago

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Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

Purple-red, moderately to highly extracted pigment, very good clarity. Leather, mint-eucalyptus and red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, maybe blackberry) notes in nose, with a hint of butter and prune. Black currant and butterscotch flavors, some seed bitterness and chewy tongue coating tannins in finish. Mild skin astringency initially. Needs time for tannins to die down, but flavors are “good to go” on opening the bottle. Tart cherry and an almost-cranberry flavor emerge after 90 minutes. Yummier than I remember my previous tasting of this vintage. — 12 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

Obviously could use more time but it’s in a nice spot right now! — 2 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Always fun to try them when they’re fresh. The 2017 Zinfandel is bursting with capricious blue, black and red fruits with baking spices and a kiss of vanilla. In fact, this smells a bit like a fresh sleeve of blueberry fig newtons. Try it and tell me I’m wrong. As usual, these will be more interesting after a few years in the cellar. — 5 days ago

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