My first time trying this producer’s Zin. I opened this yesterday knowing that it likely needed more time but was too impatient to wait. Decanted for 2 hours and it still gave off heat from alcohol, but started to develop with time in the glass. Day 2 and this wine has improved significantly. This wine is jammy, but not overly. I think this wine will really shine with a couple more years in the bottle. Will wait to open the next one. — 4 days ago
Shira Wine Company Twin Suns Reserve Zinfandel 2019, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, chocolates, tobacco, light oak, spices, licorice, peppercorn and coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and fat legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with black cherries, plums, black currants, oak, coffee, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.
Nice length on the spicy finish, with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Zinfandel from Santa Ynez Valley. A good sipping wine. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, and gets better after an hour.
Alcohol is there, but not as apparent as I expected it to be. Spicy and easy drinking.
Will be interesting to try it again in 3 years.
Aged for 15 months in (25% new) French oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.
15% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 24 days ago
Zinfandel clearly has some utility… with a very suggestive appearance.
Drink this cold. Very rugged expression of a summertime wine. Displays it full coat of arms when combined with hard cheeses. Lots of cherry blossom notes with hints of red licorice. Drink over the next 24 months. — 4 days ago
Incredible stuff, purchased this from winery, always enjoyed their Zin and they have some compelling single vineyard offerings: this is from their oldest vineyard planted in 1880s: inky deep dark completely opaque, looks like current vintage, after several hours it pried loose gorgeous blue & black fruit, vanilla, beef jerky, hoisin sauce, forest, white pepper, smoke, dried herbs… just unbelievable depth & complexity. Huge on palate, muscular firm grippy tannins, so much blue & black berry fruit, liqueur-like, great earthy peppery elements alongside fruit. Smooth rich lingering finish. Forgot how much we paid, but this over delivered and has a LONG life ahead. — 18 days ago
Not many know that eastern Washington and eastern Oregon produce some very fine, albeit, very limited quantity Zinfandel. Here’s one of them, and from a widely accepted, great vineyard. Very nicely balanced and at peak maturity at 12+ years of age. — 8 days ago
Beautiful structure with nice balance between the oak and fruit. Hints of vanilla and raspberry. Paired beautifully with shrimp and crème brûlée at a tapas bar. — 5 days ago