Artezin

Mendocino County Zinfandel

8.8238 ratings
8.68 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a dirty purple/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, sweet plums, currants, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, leather, figs, and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long thin legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, plums, figs, sweet strawberries, cherries, leather, oak, vegetables, spices, earth, pencil lead, wet rocks and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish, with round tannins, spices and bitter herbs.

This is an above average, everyday Zinfandel, from Mendocino County in California. Drinking nicely right out of the bottle. Balanced and not too complex, but can be a good sipping or party wine.

Will pair well with BBQ Meats like Lamb on the grill.

Better after 30 minutes of being opened, with more complexity and a nicer mouthfeel.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a dirty purple/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, sweet plums, currants, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, leather, figs, and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long thin legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, plums, figs, sweet strawberries, cherries, leather, oak, vegetables, spices, earth, pencil lead, wet rocks and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish, with round tannins, spices and bitter herbs.

This is an above average, everyday Zinfandel, from Mendocino County in California. Drinking nicely right out of the bottle. Balanced and not too complex, but can be a good sipping or party wine.

Will pair well with BBQ Meats like Lamb on the grill.

Better after 30 minutes of being opened, with more complexity and a nicer mouthfeel.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

2 people found it helpfulNov 30th, 2016
Sallie Mae

Tannic still with fruit at the front

Tannic still with fruit at the front

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.7

Good basic zin

Good basic zin

Jun 7th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

A nice quaffable Zin that is varietal correct.
While not making lasting memories I think it has a deserved spot (by the glass) on any everyday diner list.

A nice quaffable Zin that is varietal correct.
While not making lasting memories I think it has a deserved spot (by the glass) on any everyday diner list.

Apr 19th, 2017
Sofia Horvath

Lighter Zin. Nice wine but not what I'm looking for in a Zin.

Lighter Zin. Nice wine but not what I'm looking for in a Zin.

Nov 14th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Fruity, decent acidity, extremely soft tannins. Quaffable zin.

Fruity, decent acidity, extremely soft tannins. Quaffable zin.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Overall, a good buy. Nice fruit and pepper but not overly done in any measure. Moderation in style.

Overall, a good buy. Nice fruit and pepper but not overly done in any measure. Moderation in style.

Sep 30th, 2013
todd herron DPM

This is one of three dark wines that we are exploring today. Artezin Zinfandel from California. It is by far the best zin I have ever had. I do love it but I cant give it more than 9.0 due to the bouquet. Im not sure what it is, but there are notes of fresh prune juice with asparagus being steamed in the kitchen. After a 30 minute decant it is much better with soft aromas of rhubarb pie baking in the oven. On the beginning palate, there is amazing spice and pepper. It is followed by blackberry and raspberry. There is smoke and earth tones as well. This my favorite Zin so far!!! The other two wines in this tasting are Alta Luna pinot noir and Wines of Substance cabernet.

This is one of three dark wines that we are exploring today. Artezin Zinfandel from California. It is by far the best zin I have ever had. I do love it but I cant give it more than 9.0 due to the bouquet. Im not sure what it is, but there are notes of fresh prune juice with asparagus being steamed in the kitchen. After a 30 minute decant it is much better with soft aromas of rhubarb pie baking in the oven. On the beginning palate, there is amazing spice and pepper. It is followed by blackberry and raspberry. There is smoke and earth tones as well. This my favorite Zin so far!!! The other two wines in this tasting are Alta Luna pinot noir and Wines of Substance cabernet.

Feb 18th, 2017
Kimberly Davis

Peppery blackberry, would be great with burgers or turkey. Mmmmmmm

Peppery blackberry, would be great with burgers or turkey. Mmmmmmm

Feb 7th, 2017
Klaudia Staudinger

I love this one. It is lack of all what I don't like about Zins, not overly fruity and jammy. Well balanced, fresh.

I love this one. It is lack of all what I don't like about Zins, not overly fruity and jammy. Well balanced, fresh.

Dec 16th, 2016