Sonoma County Zinfandel

Limerick Lane

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

Not sure why this vintage has received only fair reviews on CellarTracker, but this is a solid bottle of Zinfandel showing rich purple and black fruits, some mild spice and pepper notes, and enough complexity to hold interest. Air seems to help it unfurl a bit. There’s a little alcoholic warmth in the finish, but this is not a jammy zin by any means. The ‘12 was better, but this is quite enjoyable and I’m happy to have another in the cellar. — 9 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2017

Vintage 2017 / Black and opaque. Morello cherries. Leather. Chocolate. Cheerful. Good effort. — 14 days ago

Severn, Anthony De and 11 others liked this

Deerfield Ranch

Deerfield Reserve Ivy Glen Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

80-90 year old vines; pepper notes with wild blackberries- full bodied. — 13 days ago

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Bella Vineyards

Lily Hill Estate Zinfandel 2018

Juicy and ripe. Dark profile, velvety, raspberry, blackcurrant. Quite tasty. — 19 days ago

Hugh, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2013

Shay A
9.3

I’ve enjoyed a decent amount of Calisle zins and really enjoy their take (not overly jammy, balanced spice), but this was my first experience with this offering and it was very unique. The aromatics here don’t smell like Zin...more Syrah like. Funky nose. Blood orange and spicy rhubarb with red fruits and cardamom. On the palate it is crunchy and energetic, oozing black cherries and zesty citrus. Very intriguing. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — 8 days ago

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Quivira Vineyards

Black Boar Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Drank this while watching Midsommar which, was a visually impressive film. The 2017 Black Boar Zinfandel is 79% Zinfandel and the balance is Petite Sirah. Aged for 18 months in a mix of French and American oak; 25% new. Bright, zippy and full of vigor. Red and dark fruits with dried herbs. Based on notes from earlier vintages, the style must have changed because this was far from being a big jammy Zinfandel. This was quite arresting, actually, in a good way. Given the acid, I expect this will improve with some age. Quivira is a Certified Biodynamic producer from Dry Creek. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit. Picking and eating produce from their organic and biodynamic garden is a highlight. They’re doing some great things. 662 cases made. — 2 days ago

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Decoy

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2016

Great Zin, but since it comes from Duckhorn, you’d expect it would be good. Cherry, plum, dark chocolate notes. Paired well with steaks. — 9 days ago

Benovia

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Donald Patz
9.5

I have no idea why Benovia is not more widely recognized for their superb selection of wines. Regardless. This Zinfandel is beautiful- drinkable now with promise to gain with deep cellar time. Luxardo cherry, blackberries, chocolate and fine herb aromas lead to a precise and refreshing impression in the mouth. — 16 days ago

P, Hermes and 7 others liked this

Dashe Cellars

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

I’m over #zinfandel I’ve really tried many with much hope and yet I’ve almost never been happily surprised. This is a lovely expression and yet it doesn’t do it for me. I prefer #garnacha from Spain. — a month ago

Daniel P., Conrad and 3 others liked this

Mayo Family Winery

Ricci Vineyard Reserve Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Victory Zin. For the day and I dunno life. I’m amazed by older Zins because (of the ones I’ve tasted) you can tell they are not supes frosh but also you’d have no idea they were so aged. Well the sediment might alert you but that doesn’t come until the end of the bottle. Autumn leaves, roasty plums, black cherry, grippy but ripe tannins and baking spice of the nutmeg and mace sort. I love Zin. This one confirms my love. — 18 days ago

Aaron, Severn and 12 others liked this