Zinfandel

Jessup Cellars

Estate Grown Napa Valley Port Zinfandel 2008

Shay A
9.2

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

Finishing off dinner with a couple dessert wines. It’s no secret that I love Jessup...their zin is delicious (one of my favorite wines from them) and for them to do a zin-port is just right up my alley. So jammy (blueberries, blackberry pie) and unabashed (vanilla, creme brûlée).
— 12 days ago

Mark FlesherColby SirattBenjamin Keator
with Mark, Colby and 3 others
Ted, Carl and 22 others liked this

Martinelli

"Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2016

Loving this but it is a big wine made not for thought but just enjoyment. — 5 hours ago

Jim, Shay and 6 others liked this

Pedroncelli

Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

They were out of Seghesio zin at central market, and the wine guy recommended this instead. It was good, but not quite as good as the wine I was looking for. Jammy, vanilla-laced fruit with lively acidity. — 2 days ago

Turley

Old Vines California Zinfandel 2014

Really enjoyed this. Has enough spice to keep you interested and fit with a variety of dinner pairings. Bramble berry and licorice are dominant. Could drink well for a few more years. — 9 days ago

Phil, Ron and 2 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Began as a dream of 2 friends, Ed Selyem & Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, CA, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. A great Zin. Ripe sweet berry fruits with sweet spice. Flavors of sweet blackberry & raspberry, some cacao, with a jolt of black pepper. Tannins a bit rustic that soften quickly. Lingering ending with sweet crisp notes. Pricey but will not disappoint. — 14 days ago

Lisa, Jeff and 2 others liked this

Peju Province Winery

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

Grabbed a quick taste at an event. Interesting Zin! Nice spicy nose, full fruit. On the palate dark berry with pepper spice, not over done and put together well. Vivid acidity ending with that typical Zin spice ending. Nice! Tasting Sample! — 17 hours ago

David and Daniel P. liked this

Trattore

Reserve Zinfandel 2015

Not a bad little zinfandel. Tasted pretty muted on day 1. Day 2 this one came alive. I think that this one is just so young that it needs a day of slow ox. On the nose is pepper and plum. Entry is more of a roasted fig, black fruit, sweeter youthful side. Not too jammy at all. Definitely dark, acidic entry. Finished dark, peppery. This one is good for the next several years, and who knows maybe even longer. The structure of this wine appears to be pretty solid. — 22 days ago

Shay, Phil and 9 others liked this

Elyse

Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford Zinfandel 2011

This is my last bottle of this. Judging by this wine, 2011 was a great, not problematic, vintage. (Of course it wasn’t, but I’m making another point here.) So beautiful. Smoky balsa wood, wet humus, dark sweet blackberry. Balanced, mouthfilling, no jamminess or heat. Elyse deserves to be held in the same esteem as Storybook and Ridge when it comes to consistently making elegant, ageworthy Zins. — 12 days ago

Mike, Matt and 10 others liked this
Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

That’s high praise, fellah

Bedrock Wine Co.

Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel

Matt Austin
9.2

Still could use a couple more years in the bottle, but no harm in drinking it now. — 5 days ago

Eric, David and 1 other liked this

Elizabeth Spencer

Special Cuvée Mendocino Zinfandel 2016

Heavy rose! It’s a beast. Chill this one. — 5 days ago

Dave Wismer
with Dave
Ron, Shay and 9 others liked this
Jo Anne B

Jo Anne B

Twinsies! Drinking rose also. I miss you! I won’t see you for 4 weeks now😩
Kim Stanbro

Kim Stanbro

@Jo Anne B 4. Weeks?!?! Unacceptable!