Zinfandel

Regusci

Estate Bottled Stags Leap District Zinfandel 2012

David T
9.2

The nose reveals, ripe, slightly baked plum, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries & strawberries on the glass edges. Baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, clove. Dark spice, limestone minerals, crushed dry rocks, some black licorice, herbaceous notes, notes of eucalyptus, dark rich soil, used leather with lavender & bright red florals.

The body is medium and lush. The tannins are nicely resolved with dust. The fruits are bright and ripe; slightly baked plum, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries & strawberries on the glass edges. Raspberry cola, baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, clove. Dark spice, limestone minerals, crushed dry rocks, some black licorice, herbaceous notes, notes of eucalyptus, dark rich soil, used leather with candied lavender & bright red florals. Beautiful round acidity like a rain shower. The long, rich, lush, round, elegant, balanced, polished finish is delicious.

Photos of, Regusci Winery shot from the Silverado Trail, tasting bar, entrance and Estate vines.
— 7 days ago

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum Hopefully, not after the 13 vintage. Charles left midday through the 14 vintage.
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

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Oh wait! It was Caterwaul Regusi Vineyard

Beltane Ranch

Zinfandel 2014

Staying at this ranch in Sonoma this weekend. Beautiful Zin. So smooth and multifaceted. Can’t wait to try their SB. — 10 hours ago

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Cellars 33

Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Significantly better than the 2012 or 2013, this is drinking very well with 45 min of air. Full dark berry fruit without any heat or excessive sweetness. — 9 days ago

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Lake Sonoma Winery

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2014

Beautiful example of a riper-styled Zin. Classic nose of blackberry, brambly notes, gravel, and a little maple syrup. Rich and weighty, the fruit accented with earthy peaty notes and a bit of bakers chocolate. Long, savory finish. — 13 hours ago

Isaac, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

Can’t explain this one but the nose was really off putting on this one. Like hot rubber mixed with fresh asphalt. Let it breathe. With that said. Once the smell dissipated you are left with a nice chewy, blackberry fruit. This is a great wine for just drinking and enjoying company. Just let it breathe. — 13 days ago

Mark, P and 4 others liked this

Turley

Juvenile California Zinfandel

¡Feliz día de los muertos!
Time to scare the dead back to the beyond.
A wine from gnarled Vince’s should do the trick.
Smells of gun powder tea.
decanted for 4 hours, and the fruit is lush with dark ripened berries, and heavy handed spices. the burn will not blow off so one must integrate it into the tasting. High octane.
Expensive for a Zin, yet so well crafted, as we know Turley does.
The lingering acids seething with the alcohol burn. Enjoyable still.
— 15 days ago

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Oh, I love me some Juvi Turley!
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Cheers!☠
Riddley Walker

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On my wishlist for such a long time

Turley

Estate Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

Pop and pour at cellar temp. Nose has layered ripe fruits. The ripeness carries through in a luscious, juicy wine. Air brings out spice and smoke. Alcohol isn’t too noticeable. Personally I don’t enjoy this site as much as some others of Turley. — 10 days ago

Jeff, Severn and 3 others liked this

Martinelli

Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 1999

The mid-palate is ridiculous. Layer after layer. Probably has 5 years left (maybe) in its prime. Jackass is the best Zin I have ever had. Love this stuff — 7 days ago

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Nice!

Renwood Winery

Premier Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Vanilla painted brambleberry. Metallic berried licorice. Soft jam and blackberry bunches. Full bodied surface. Good, but not anything special. Does not speak to my soul. — 9 days ago

Jason, Philip and 5 others liked this

Gallo Family Vineyards

Signature Series Zinfandel 2016

Solid weekday wine. Prefer this over the 2013 louis martini gnarly vine zin also owned by gallo. — 14 hours ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

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Gallo owns everything now, as they the wine makers do their job its fine,
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum they’re pretty hands off in terms of winemaking which is nice. They definitely realize the future is in higher end wine. That’s why they bought stagecoach. The popular market (under 8 bucks) has been shrinking.