Zinfandel

Mauritson Wines

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County.

Well balanced and fruit forward with black fruits, chocolates, earth, wood, light vanilla, spices, figs, peppercorn, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and easy drinking.This one has high alcohol so watch out.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Good by itself or with food like a nice burger.

I paired it with skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, potatoes and asparagus.

Will drink nicely in the next 5 years and already delicious.

A blend of 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah. Aged for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels.

14.75% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— 2 days ago

Shawn, Doug and 26 others liked this
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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

This has come together but it’s not settled down yet. Exuberant alcohol, acid, and tannins, which nicely juxtapose the expectedly ripe fruit. — 2 days ago

Shay, Severn and 3 others liked this

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Gino's Estate Zinfandel 2012

On its last legs but still very enjoyable. Licorice on the nose, with hints of dusty strawberry and bread. Might benefit from opening up a little in the glass. If you have a 2012, drink now...don’t wait! — 9 days ago

Shay, David and 1 other liked this

Seebass Vineyards

Mendocino Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

Light ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick/ orange rim.

On the nose cherries, blueberries, barnyard, earth, wood, light vanilla, licorice, spices, vegetables, leather and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices, graphites, herbs, bell pepper, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Old Vine Zinfandel from over 100 year old vines is nicely balanced with nice complexity and a very elegant mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

This 6 year old, is a gentle wine to drink by itself with good friends, or with food.

Not a typical California Zinfandel.

I paired it with light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$45.
— 6 days ago

Rhonely, Casey and 12 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Puccini Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

For whatever reason, this particular bottling has been my least favorite of the various Zinfandel vintage and vineyard combinations I’ve had from Bedrock. Don’t get me wrong - t’s certainly fine. It just doesn’t grab me beyond that. — 5 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Beekeeper Cellars

Black Sears Vineyard Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel 2012

Just like I love my Zins. Jammy. On the nose cinnamon, cherries and blackberries. A tad sweet, dark cherries, tiny acid. Dark love. — 2 days ago

Kimberly, David and 7 others liked this

Neyers

Vista Luna Borden Ranch Zinfandel 2013

Another vintage to experience. Ruby red in color, highly extracted pigment. Mint-eucalyptus, butter and raspberry notes in nose. Blackberry and cherry flavors, cherry aftertaste with length. Later, a cola-like flavor emerges. Moderate skin astringency, chewy fine grain seed tannins initially. Fairly integrated flavors after an hour. A serious tannin structure to this one, worth decanting at least a hour. An impressive wine, fruity but not your typical Zin. Made to a more ambitious design for this varietal; I admire their ambition and execution here. It largely works — 2 days ago

Aaron, P and 5 others liked this

Bella Grace

Amador County Zinfandel 2016

This Zinfandel is dark garnet in color and smells of blackberry, plum and a healthy dose of bramble. On the palate, deeper dark fruit comes across in a rustic fashion with a zing of oak. The wine drinks smoothly, with fine tannins and a medium mouthfeel. Earthy, dark fruit lingers on the finish. — 7 days ago

David, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Zinfandel 2016

For $20 this is a slam dunk. Loads of fruit, spice and a faint taste of mint tea on the finish. Great value and a solid Paso Robles Zinfandel. — 3 days ago

E, Paul and 9 others liked this

Ravenswood Winery

Belloni Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Silk and tart like...my soul? Maybe. Probably not my soul is silk and umami. Ravenswood doesn’t disappoint. This one one of my first top o’ the line R-woods. It is berry rich and carries undertones of semi-raw white peach which is to say pleasantly bitingly acid and a wee bit floral. Ooh. Ah. Love it. — 13 days ago

Paul, Ira and 12 others liked this