Caparone Winery

Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.013 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

This funky Zin seems like it hasn’t quite come together yet but has lots of interesting components. Nose has loads of red fruit tinged with prune, and an element reminiscent of balsamic-infused maple syrup. A teeny little bit of VA. Palate is simple and there’s a bit of residual sugar. Caparone’s Zins (and other wines) are reputed to age for years, so I wonder if I’m catching this in its awkward years.

This funky Zin seems like it hasn’t quite come together yet but has lots of interesting components. Nose has loads of red fruit tinged with prune, and an element reminiscent of balsamic-infused maple syrup. A teeny little bit of VA. Palate is simple and there’s a bit of residual sugar. Caparone’s Zins (and other wines) are reputed to age for years, so I wonder if I’m catching this in its awkward years.

Mar 21st, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Tastes like a Zin from the early 70s. Very light color. Pungent prune-tinged berry fruit along with high-toned nose-tickling limestoney minerality. Lively and savory in the mouth. A true wine for dinner. 13.4%!

Tastes like a Zin from the early 70s. Very light color. Pungent prune-tinged berry fruit along with high-toned nose-tickling limestoney minerality. Lively and savory in the mouth. A true wine for dinner. 13.4%!

Feb 13th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Forget old school. This is ancient school. Retro. Startlingly light color (it would be light even for a Pinot Noir!). Nose punches its way out, with zingy, spicy blackberry, with a dried fruit note not unlike a good Valpo Ripasso, along with intense limestone dust minerality. Intense but zesty in the mouth, with lip-smacking acids carrying dried blackberry fruit and almost saline minerality. Very youthful for a 6 year old Zin. And just a stupid bargain. This tastes like Zins from the late 60s and early 70s.

Forget old school. This is ancient school. Retro. Startlingly light color (it would be light even for a Pinot Noir!). Nose punches its way out, with zingy, spicy blackberry, with a dried fruit note not unlike a good Valpo Ripasso, along with intense limestone dust minerality. Intense but zesty in the mouth, with lip-smacking acids carrying dried blackberry fruit and almost saline minerality. Very youthful for a 6 year old Zin. And just a stupid bargain. This tastes like Zins from the late 60s and early 70s.

Oct 26th, 2018
Emily Delehanty

ripe strawberry + balsamic. kinda flat, acidity bordering on vinegar-y, could be a flaw? light bodied, low tannins. p disappointing bc i love their cab sauv. #zinfandel #pasarobles

ripe strawberry + balsamic. kinda flat, acidity bordering on vinegar-y, could be a flaw? light bodied, low tannins. p disappointing bc i love their cab sauv. #zinfandel #pasarobles

Nov 5th, 2017
Martin Sorge

Earthy earthy earthy lovely.

Earthy earthy earthy lovely.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Bob Yoon

Black cherry, dried apricot, vanilla and mint. Mildly surprised these fuckers didn't call this a Primitivo

Black cherry, dried apricot, vanilla and mint. Mildly surprised these fuckers didn't call this a Primitivo

Nov 19th, 2015
Collin Moody

Strawberry, cherry and vanilla at best. Weird vegetal and acrid at worst. Overall positive, clean and bright. Give it some time to breathe.

Strawberry, cherry and vanilla at best. Weird vegetal and acrid at worst. Overall positive, clean and bright. Give it some time to breathe.

Apr 8th, 2015
Niran Fajemisin

Tasty. Great with Costa Rican dishes

Tasty. Great with Costa Rican dishes

Jun 10th, 2013
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

8.8

Winston had this 8 years ago

Winston had this 8 years ago

May 17th, 2014
Lindsay Knight

Lindsay had this 5 years ago

Lindsay had this 5 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2017