Cortello

Napa Valley Zinfandel

8.917 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
Chris Harvey

Smokey, meaty, needs air

Smokey, meaty, needs air

Jun 30th, 2017
Chris Harvey

Restrained compared to other Napa zins I've had before but still tasty.

Restrained compared to other Napa zins I've had before but still tasty.

Mar 12th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.8

Surprisingly restrained. Earthy with fruit and spice.

Surprisingly restrained. Earthy with fruit and spice.

Feb 3rd, 2016
PM
9.2

It’s Cabernet, not zin, but very good!

It’s Cabernet, not zin, but very good!

Feb 14th, 2023
Tom Casagrande

2011. Old school. Big nose with port-like spirity scents, brambly ripe blackberries, and maple syrup. Very full in the mouth. I like it but ya gotta like this style to appreciate it.

2011. Old school. Big nose with port-like spirity scents, brambly ripe blackberries, and maple syrup. Very full in the mouth. I like it but ya gotta like this style to appreciate it.

Jun 29th, 2015
Peter Montoleone

Enjoyed this full bodied, mouth filling Zin! $20

Enjoyed this full bodied, mouth filling Zin! $20

Oct 14th, 2016
Scott Newman

Smooth, smokey. A bit hot.

Smooth, smokey. A bit hot.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Eric Linderman

Hot full throttle zin on the nose with a some acid and balance on the mouth. Good representation of big Napa zin. Paid 20 bucks on wineaccess

Hot full throttle zin on the nose with a some acid and balance on the mouth. Good representation of big Napa zin. Paid 20 bucks on wineaccess

Jun 15th, 2015
Maryam Ahmed

2O11 - Still a young wine. Hints of fruit, but a lot of oak still present. Nice acid structure.
This wine has the potential to age well! We'll try again in a few years.

2O11 - Still a young wine. Hints of fruit, but a lot of oak still present. Nice acid structure.
This wine has the potential to age well! We'll try again in a few years.

Jun 3rd, 2015
Avery Plank

Avery had this 4 years ago

Avery had this 4 years ago

Nov 1st, 2019