Zinfandel Blend

Frog's Leap

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Blend of 82% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah & 4% Carignane, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and tangy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with black pepper spice and a touch of sweet herbs. Soft tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, spice and some oak. Nice! — 19 days ago

Tom, Jason and 3 others liked this

Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Ming L
9.2

This Zin continues to impress me. Plum, blueberry, fig, black pepper, espresso, and light tobacco. Juicy and smooth on the palate. Round acidity and tannins. Lingering candied and smoky finish.
Paring with burger is as good as it gets. Fantastic value for a single vineyard bottling from St. Helena.
— 11 days ago

Bob, Severn and 1 other liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Annette's Reserve Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2002

2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 17 days ago

Adam, Byron and 33 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.

Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Wasn’t going to leave the Dry Creek Valley without trying some Zin, and Unti always makes one of my favorites. Primitovo clone (naturally), with a little Barbera (for lift) and Petit Sirah (for tone). Lol it sounds like I’m talking about a girdle… — 19 days ago

Andrew, Eric and 1 other liked this
Joshua Fisher

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Ok now I see you were at the winery . #never mind

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2017

Spice and red fruit nose. Lively red fruit flavors w spice. Still some tannin but wonderful long finish. Drinking very well — 5 days ago

Joseph, Ira and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped too young, but I just wanted to open it, dammit. Classic fairly old-school Zin nose, with brambly blackberry, a bit of American oak, and stony gravel. Fairly tight in the mouth. I love the focused fruit, which is not jammy in the least. It’s very dry (which is almost jarring these days of jammy Zins with residual sugar), and it’s got some youthfully drying tannins. Needs, and will be better in, at least 2-3 years, but enjoyable now. — 18 days ago

Severn, Peter and 12 others liked this

Cobb

Hellenthal Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

John Howard
9.5

Best zin evar! Worked on this one. Beautiful vineyard. — 4 days ago

Mari StaufferRoss Cobb
with Mari and Ross
Severn, Shay and 18 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2019

The 2019 has had some time to develop and it’s ready to drink now, but it can benefit from 2 years in cellar. Notes of cherry and blueberry, very subtle smoky aftertaste. Very strong aroma, that translates nicely on the palate. — 5 days ago

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

The Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2015

This 7 year old Zinfandel from Lodi is still drinking nicely.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, spices, coffee and mocha.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.

Spicy and fruit forward.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.
— 9 days ago

Tom, Eric and 12 others liked this

Noble Tree

Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2015

2015 Vintage - light in color but nice underbrush, stewed strawberry, Rhubarb ,rose petal leather 14.5 ABV — 3 days ago

Rob, Jason and 6 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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This is the Grenache from Russian River
Trixie

Trixie

Good review and excellent dinner!