Zinfandel

Bedrock Wine Co.

Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Might be the most backward of the carlisle vineyards recently. This vintage is still extremely young and the wine takes several hours to open and an initial raisin note blows off. It eventually reveals a wine that is light in texture but full of depth. This claret like wine is made up of over a dozen different grapes and it seems each one takes a turn showing its character in this wine. It’s a beauty but one that wont truly be ready for at least another 5 years. — 2 days ago

Shay, "Odedi" and 3 others liked this

Outpost

Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2016

Drank along side the 15, you are splitting hairs in determine which is better. I’m not a big Zin drinker however, this is another level of Zin! — 13 days ago

P, Stef and 20 others liked this

Turley

Old Vines California Zinfandel 2016

Full bodied Zin with black cherry, fig, prune, black plum, slightly raisiny. Fruity with some dustiness. — 5 days ago

Severn, Bob and 1 other liked this

Beekeeper Cellars

Madrone Spring Zinfandel 2009

Love the winemakers. I think they're great Zin dudes. Smokiness on the nose. Deep burgundy color very rich. Nice acidity, cherry, dark cherry and more cherries. — 10 days ago

Ron, P and 12 others liked this

Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Zinfandel 2012

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind. Surprised this was a Zin...and only a few years old. Light in color. Not jammy or peppery. Medium acidity. Red, blue and black ripe fruits and cedar. Surprised it was 15.5 too. Also an old graham cracker note on the finish. Old school Zin. I called it older Spanish Tempranillo. Thanks
@Jack Thompson
— 7 days ago

Bill MakensSteve BolgerJack Thompson
with Bill, Steve and 3 others
Jack, Severn and 38 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love their stuff

Brown Estate

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2015

Full bodied, mildly dry, smooth. Jammy with lots of blackberries, blueberries, and plums on the palate. Nice wine at this price. — 6 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Michael, Joe and 2 others liked this

Sextant Wines

Wheelhouse Zinfandel 2015

Medium ruby colored. Aromas of blackberry, strawberry and cedar. Strawberry jam flavors with a nice dry finish. — 6 days ago

David, P and 4 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Not a very Zin like Zin but a really well made wine in a more grenache style. Strawberry candy and pepper on the nose and palate, excited to try this with barbacoa. 91+ drinking in its wheelhouse and will be great for another 2 years. — 3 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Inglenook

Zinfandel 1977

A beautiful color of ruby with a wide brick/ orange rim.

Still very fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, spices, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, licorice, eucalyptus, pencil lead, black olives, dark chocolates, coffee, coke, spices and black pepper. What a great nose.

Medium plus in body, and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, cloves, herbs, wet leaves, vinaigrette, vegetables, dark chocolates, graphites, dark coffee, Indian spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with very little tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is a great experience. A very interesting Zinfandel from an iconic Winery in Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

This 41 year old is still showing lots of fruits with great complexity. Very gentle and soft on the palate. Great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and died after 2.5 hours of airtime, so drink up. Soft tannins came out after 2 hours of airtime.

13% (unbelievable) alcohol by volume.

93 points.
— 18 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 23 others liked this
"Odedi"

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@ES Faiello I had it at Bern's Steakhouse. What a great place
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Thank you very much, Shawn. Much appreciated
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Great experience, Tom

Valravn

Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Old school- fairly light, beautiful fruit ( not jammy), no oak, no cloying hugeness. Big enough for my grilled rib-eye- easy to drink on its own. For $20, good value Zin. — 20 days ago

Dawn, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this