Joseph Swan Vineyards

Stellwagen Vineyard Zinfandel

8.927 ratings
8.97 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 Lasater

Mature. Red apple skin, licorice, cherry cough drops, black pepper, charred wood, stewed strawberry and raspberry, cherry compote. Some VA pokes through. Interesting but a little past its prime to me.

Mature. Red apple skin, licorice, cherry cough drops, black pepper, charred wood, stewed strawberry and raspberry, cherry compote. Some VA pokes through. Interesting but a little past its prime to me.

Aug 18th, 2018
Brian Tuite

Very different from the last bottle of this I opened back in May. 2hrs decanted before it came together. Blackberry, cloves, tart acidity, mild tannins. A touch of age on the nose but overall fresh and lively when it finally opened up.

Very different from the last bottle of this I opened back in May. 2hrs decanted before it came together. Blackberry, cloves, tart acidity, mild tannins. A touch of age on the nose but overall fresh and lively when it finally opened up.

Jul 28th, 2016
Brian Tuite

Still showing its youth. Red fruited with an interesting note of star anise on the nose and finish.

Still showing its youth. Red fruited with an interesting note of star anise on the nose and finish.

May 7th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.1

Where is the tri-tip?

Where is the tri-tip?

Jul 14th, 2013
Brian Tuite

Yeah baby!

Yeah baby!

Jun 17th, 2017
Mike Rabinowitz

Good shit!

Good shit!

Mar 11th, 2017
Kyo Jin

Zinfandel tasting highlight number four.

Zinfandel tasting highlight number four.

Oct 25th, 2016
Christian Sparks

Aging very well but too much alcohol!

Aging very well but too much alcohol!

Feb 18th, 2016
George Heritier

Tons of lovely fruit, still formidable structure and more than a little heat (15.8 per cent alcohol.). The tannins will resolve eventually, but will the heat ever dissipate? If it does, my rating will soar, so we'll see.

Tons of lovely fruit, still formidable structure and more than a little heat (15.8 per cent alcohol.). The tannins will resolve eventually, but will the heat ever dissipate? If it does, my rating will soar, so we'll see.

Aug 27th, 2015
Kim Stanbro

I needed to try what my friends are drinking.

I needed to try what my friends are drinking.

Feb 19th, 2015