Edmeades

Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel

9.310 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Mendocino, North 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
Randy Fuller

If you want a Zinfandel that delivers its elegance in a closed fist, here it is. It’s like a great looking guy wearing a tuxedo a half size too small. It’s ready for action, just not the action it was expecting. The nose is incredibly perfumed, shielding layer after layer of spice. There is a savory aspect here that tempers the fruit, a youthful exuberance that spits in the general direction of Perli and Gianoli vineyards. It’s a brash and brawny wine, with toothy tannins, enough to rope and hogtie a rowdy steer. It’s probably a bit much for the lentil soup, but fire up the grill and throw some rosemary in there with the beef.

If you want a Zinfandel that delivers its elegance in a closed fist, here it is. It’s like a great looking guy wearing a tuxedo a half size too small. It’s ready for action, just not the action it was expecting. The nose is incredibly perfumed, shielding layer after layer of spice. There is a savory aspect here that tempers the fruit, a youthful exuberance that spits in the general direction of Perli and Gianoli vineyards. It’s a brash and brawny wine, with toothy tannins, enough to rope and hogtie a rowdy steer. It’s probably a bit much for the lentil soup, but fire up the grill and throw some rosemary in there with the beef.

Jun 4th, 2016
Jeremy Autry

High bar set with Edmeades. This pole vaulted over it. Classic Mendocino Zin with oomph. Tastes like it smells.

High bar set with Edmeades. This pole vaulted over it. Classic Mendocino Zin with oomph. Tastes like it smells.

May 10th, 2020
William Leslie

A very enjoyable Zin. This wine finds a nice balance between the common “too sweet” and “too dry” extremes which dominate this price range. Fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry (without the tart) allow for a smooth feel. There is a nice mild to medium pepper spice that lingers on the tongue long after. There is also a bit of cedar, but I would hardly call this an oaky wine. Overall I find it very approachable by not hitting any of the extremes. Based on the growing conditions I did expect a bit more spice flavorings, but the long finish almost makes up for it. I think the price point is a bit high but I will be buying again.

A very enjoyable Zin. This wine finds a nice balance between the common “too sweet” and “too dry” extremes which dominate this price range. Fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry (without the tart) allow for a smooth feel. There is a nice mild to medium pepper spice that lingers on the tongue long after. There is also a bit of cedar, but I would hardly call this an oaky wine. Overall I find it very approachable by not hitting any of the extremes. Based on the growing conditions I did expect a bit more spice flavorings, but the long finish almost makes up for it. I think the price point is a bit high but I will be buying again.

Feb 15th, 2020
Jeremy Autry

Fuck yeah!

Fuck yeah!

Jan 13th, 2019
Lindsey Cohen

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Jun 11th, 2018
Ryan Voge

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Nov 4th, 2015
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Oct 10th, 2015
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Jun 18th, 2015
Michael Smith

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May 17th, 2014