This is a delicious Zinfandel from Napa Valley. Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, mocha, black coffee, cola and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with a tangy finish.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly, balance itself out and remove the jaminess. Good right out of the bottle too.
Very enjoyable by itself or with food like a burger and fries.
Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels. 100% Zinfandel grapes.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 3 days ago
I am a perpetual groupie of mountain wine and the Mt Veeder definitely got my attention. Sure enough there’s a mayacamas connection with this winemaker. Happy to report it doesn’t disappoint on the rugged mountain character. Tannins are burly but this is less about ripe jammy fruit and more about high toned raspberry, violets, hibiscus, blood orange, leather and dried herbs. The mayacamas of Zinfandel? Sure. Right up there with the best of Ridge and Bedrock on my list of top Zins — 3 days ago
Zin goodness. Classic Zin goodness. It’s like the well worn blue jeans of Zins. Comfortable, friendly, familiar and casual. That’s a lie I hate blue jeans and really like this wine but I hear normal people do like jeans, very blueberry, vanilla scented, and there’s so raisins and licorice to boot. Oh maybe this is the perfect pair well-worn boots. As opposed to jean. Yeah that’s it.
On another note, has anyone actually worn blue jeans or boots since pandemic? — 10 days ago