Joseph Swan Vineyards

Sonoma Zinfandel

9.045 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
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
Max Reichwage

A little over the hill but still pretty, cork was soaked, with heavy sediment in the bottle, not much fruit left but plenty of spice

A little over the hill but still pretty, cork was soaked, with heavy sediment in the bottle, not much fruit left but plenty of spice

Feb 4th, 2019
Ted Kizor

Wow! Such a treat. Surprising amount of fruit, some leather dominating, but still deep fruit tones underneath chugging along. Suave and firm tannins still, good acid. Drink now to 10+years

Wow! Such a treat. Surprising amount of fruit, some leather dominating, but still deep fruit tones underneath chugging along. Suave and firm tannins still, good acid. Drink now to 10+years

May 6th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lot 2. Sweet black berry fruit still showing. Luscious with delicate spice and savory cedar undertones. Color is surprisingly youthful

Lot 2. Sweet black berry fruit still showing. Luscious with delicate spice and savory cedar undertones. Color is surprisingly youthful

Nov 25th, 2017
Brian Tuite

DOA

Nov 13th, 2016
Brian Tuite

Blend of '69 and '71 vintage Zinfandel. Great freshness to the fruit which was still sporting blackberry notes. Faded after an hour open. WOTN though as well as surprise of the night.

Blend of '69 and '71 vintage Zinfandel. Great freshness to the fruit which was still sporting blackberry notes. Faded after an hour open. WOTN though as well as surprise of the night.

May 7th, 2016
Gregory Cantu

Cool wine, started out with some sherry notes, went to maple. Fun one to drink.

Cool wine, started out with some sherry notes, went to maple. Fun one to drink.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Anthony Lynch

Fresh and young. A blast from the past

Fresh and young. A blast from the past

Nov 29th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

Hoisin and fruit.

Hoisin and fruit.

Mar 17th, 2015
Gregory Condes

Nose is intense and on the palate is has a great juiciness to it. A bit alcoholic though very drinkable. Not one of the greatest I've had from Swan but still very good. Drink now

Nose is intense and on the palate is has a great juiciness to it. A bit alcoholic though very drinkable. Not one of the greatest I've had from Swan but still very good. Drink now

Feb 21st, 2015
Gregory Condes

Light with a little spice from the greatest vintage in history

Light with a little spice from the greatest vintage in history

Feb 20th, 2015