Coturri Winery

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

8.913 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.6

Ok, so Coturri does the "natural" wine thing, ie. there is no sulfur added, etc., and their wines can do some interesting things in the bottle with age, which is sometimes not a good thing. The nose is strong with VA, but there is still a bright spicy zin fruit character and this kind of grew on me. I detect a bit of RS that helps balance it in way. It's kind of like sipping on a zin shrub of some sort (the cocktail type of shrub, not a plant). Not sure I'd try this again, but a fun experiment.

Ok, so Coturri does the "natural" wine thing, ie. there is no sulfur added, etc., and their wines can do some interesting things in the bottle with age, which is sometimes not a good thing. The nose is strong with VA, but there is still a bright spicy zin fruit character and this kind of grew on me. I detect a bit of RS that helps balance it in way. It's kind of like sipping on a zin shrub of some sort (the cocktail type of shrub, not a plant). Not sure I'd try this again, but a fun experiment.

Dec 4th, 2015
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.5

The first vintage from the Sixteen 600 vineyard. Amazingly fresh fruit, zippy acids and clean as a whistle. Really delicious.

The first vintage from the Sixteen 600 vineyard. Amazingly fresh fruit, zippy acids and clean as a whistle. Really delicious.

Aug 31st, 2015
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.5

Natural yeasts, no additives, no chemical farming, in 1987. Superb showing today, clean, fresh, layered, complex, very very little VA. Tony Coturri deserves way more credit.

Natural yeasts, no additives, no chemical farming, in 1987. Superb showing today, clean, fresh, layered, complex, very very little VA. Tony Coturri deserves way more credit.

Jun 2nd, 2015
Morgan Pruitt

Wine Buyer Tarry Wine Merchants

8.4

So sure it was corked but nope.

So sure it was corked but nope.

Jun 28th, 2014
Vincent Mangiacapra

This wine can pass for a wonderful portal 15.1% bv. Will make a great reduction in a sauce far duck breast.

This wine can pass for a wonderful portal 15.1% bv. Will make a great reduction in a sauce far duck breast.

Aug 20th, 2017
Bill Bendelow

Might be the only vintage with this label. Phil's grapes, Tony's winemaking. Sam's brother's crayon artwork. Had that old sweet bbq sauce thing goin' o,

Might be the only vintage with this label. Phil's grapes, Tony's winemaking. Sam's brother's crayon artwork. Had that old sweet bbq sauce thing goin' o,

Mar 3rd, 2017
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

1987: super mature nose. Meaty, leathery, red and dried fruit. Good, nature, drinking nicely.

1987: super mature nose. Meaty, leathery, red and dried fruit. Good, nature, drinking nicely.

May 17th, 2015
Anthony Biagi

Winemaker Hourglass, Owner Patria

Turned but fun to try.

Turned but fun to try.

May 25th, 2015
James Bishop

James had this 2 years ago

James had this 2 years ago

Dec 19th, 2018
Bob Bath

Master Sommelier & Educator CIA Greystone

9.0

Bob had this 2 years ago

Bob had this 2 years ago

Oct 25th, 2018