Sonoma County Zinfandel

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2015

Pure fruit and excellent medium acid. Balanced and showing finesse. Carlisle doesn’t disappoint. — 9 days ago

Severn, Billy and 10 others liked this

Limerick Lane

Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2019 Zinfandel (Russian River Valley) is bright and full of energy. Ripe red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, spice, lavender and mint are front and center in this refreshing Russian River Zinfandel. Floral notes and bright acids perk up the finish. This is such a gorgeous wine, and also a great introduction to this lineup. The Russian River Zinfandel is really a Zinfandel-based field blend from Limerick Lane and a handful of other properties, including Banfield, Collins, Sodini and Ponzo. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 9 days ago

Decoy

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2018

Big fan of Decoy. Not a lot of information from the smell in my opinion. Tastes first of plum followed by dark berries and finished with a woody almost tobacco taste. Just the right amount of light tannins to add a pleasant sophistication to the wine.

WARNING: DID NOT LOOK AT ANY REVIEWS PRIOR. AMATEUR WINE DRINKER RATING WINES. ENJOY ;)
— 15 days ago

Mauritson Wines

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Been a long time since I had a Mauriston Zin and I missed it! Yea, there Rockpile is even better but this is excellent. Many may enjoy beer with smoked chicken wings but try this Zin. Flavors melded wonderfully with our two different BBQ ribs, tannins were medium, very smooth for such a young vintage, and the pepper flavors seemed to accent the spices in the food. — 16 hours ago

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Martinelli

"Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2019 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa shows all of the intensity of the Martinelli wines, but with an extra kick of floral overtones and acid brightness to perk things up. Cinnamon, crushed red berry, wild flowers, mint and blood orange all run through this expressive, silky Zinfandel. The blend of Jackass Hill and Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel clones on four different rootstocks, which results in different ripening cycles and harvest times, all of which translates into notable complexity in the finished wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 9 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2016

Always love Ridge. Though this one finishes a little hot. And I find the Zin Petite Sirah delicious but without focus. — 4 days ago

Shay, Romain and 5 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 2018 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is even better from bottle than it was from tank last year. What a wine! In 2018, the Carlisle Zinfandel is off the charts. Exotic floral notes, crushed red berry fruit, spice and wild flowers give the 2018 magnificent inner sweetness and perfume that just gains in intensity with time in the glass. The blend of 86% Zinfandel and 14% Mixed Blacks works so well. For readers who want to know why 2018 is so magical in the Russian River and Sonoma more broadly, the 2018 Carlisle pretty much sums it up. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 9 days ago

Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Estate Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2018

An Alexander Valley / Russian River zin blend tells it all. On the lighter side for a zin, but a nice spicy finish with a good amount of green pepper on the nose. That dash of petite Syrah gives it a little depth and color. Fruit forward, but nice and balanced. A lovely dinner wine — 2 hours ago

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

My favorite Zin . Silky smooth and spicy and earthy — 10 days ago

Jason, Tom and 8 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2018

I still think this needs more time in the bottle but still found this very enjoyable to drink over the course of the day. Lots of blackberry, baking spice, white pepper, and herbs. — 16 days ago

Mike, Iwan and 6 others liked this