Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel

9.320 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
St. Helena, 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
Angelo Casagrande

Grilled a steak. This was so nice with it. This a a gentleman zin. It kindly stepped aside and let the steak shine, but had its own complimentary character. Nose suggests s big, fruity zin, but this was a bit lighter and restrained. Says it 14.4 alcohol but there is no hint of it. I like this a lot. Thanks to my brother for giving it to me.

Grilled a steak. This was so nice with it. This a a gentleman zin. It kindly stepped aside and let the steak shine, but had its own complimentary character. Nose suggests s big, fruity zin, but this was a bit lighter and restrained. Says it 14.4 alcohol but there is no hint of it. I like this a lot. Thanks to my brother for giving it to me.

Aug 4th, 2017
Mark Seeber

PnP day one: this wine needs air to come together. Overnight vacuvin. Day two: fruit is present, dark red and black, tannin is noticeable, spice on finish. Shows wonderfully after a day of air. Dry farmed grapes, medium/medium+ mouthfeel. Barely a tinge of orange/brown on rim. Drink now. Food friendly but drinks well without. BBQ chicken tacos paired well ( guajillo chile / lime marinade).

PnP day one: this wine needs air to come together. Overnight vacuvin. Day two: fruit is present, dark red and black, tannin is noticeable, spice on finish. Shows wonderfully after a day of air. Dry farmed grapes, medium/medium+ mouthfeel. Barely a tinge of orange/brown on rim. Drink now. Food friendly but drinks well without. BBQ chicken tacos paired well ( guajillo chile / lime marinade).

Apr 11th, 2016
Matthew Gray

What you're looking for in a Zinfandel…

What you're looking for in a Zinfandel…

Mar 3rd, 2016
China Feinberg

silky smooth and luxurious !

silky smooth and luxurious !

Dec 21st, 2015
Lee Jackson

Elyse is an amazing wine. The Zin is smooth and pairs well with a good steak.

Elyse is an amazing wine. The Zin is smooth and pairs well with a good steak.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Ryan Crosbie

Bonus! We had the 2010 and the 2011. I'm going to rate the 2010 here. The nose and first sip were dark and black fruit forward. Smelled less like zin and more like a Bordeaux. Taste and finish had nice structure, round edges, and a lasting, full bodied kick. We preferred the 2010 to the 2011, which was a juicier and more fruity red.

Bonus! We had the 2010 and the 2011. I'm going to rate the 2010 here. The nose and first sip were dark and black fruit forward. Smelled less like zin and more like a Bordeaux. Taste and finish had nice structure, round edges, and a lasting, full bodied kick. We preferred the 2010 to the 2011, which was a juicier and more fruity red.

Sep 15th, 2015
Tom Casagrande

2011. Great Zin. Spice cake, blackberry juice, warm gravel. Ripe and full. Clingy but with a lighter texture than the flavors suggest.

2011. Great Zin. Spice cake, blackberry juice, warm gravel. Ripe and full. Clingy but with a lighter texture than the flavors suggest.

Sep 1st, 2015
Peter Montoleone

Delicious Zinfandel. Absolutely great bargain on Last Bottle. This wine is drinking really well right now. Flavors of dark fruit and blueberries. Good backbone and great balance.

Delicious Zinfandel. Absolutely great bargain on Last Bottle. This wine is drinking really well right now. Flavors of dark fruit and blueberries. Good backbone and great balance.

Aug 19th, 2015
Tanya Lewis

Wow. Big juicy fruit up front, slightly spicy finish. Yummy. Another great Last Bottle find.

Wow. Big juicy fruit up front, slightly spicy finish. Yummy. Another great Last Bottle find.

Aug 14th, 2015
Alex Christian

The bargain I got (thanks last bottle) added a few points to my score...great deep red fruit and smooth for a zin@Dan White

The bargain I got (thanks last bottle) added a few points to my score...great deep red fruit and smooth for a zin@Dan White

Aug 12th, 2015