Rodney Strong

Upshot Zinfandel Blend

8.844 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Riesling
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices, Onion
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, cherry, currant, licorice and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, cherry, currant, licorice and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Jul 9th, 2019
Riccardo L.

Don’t ask me what’s in the background. I’ll never tell. The first sip on this wine was weird, but it could be because I’m drinking it out of an espresso cup. But again, I’ll never tell you why. So uhhhhh, it’s really good. It’s really California. And it might be psychological, but I can actually taste the Riesling on the finish. I think.

Don’t ask me what’s in the background. I’ll never tell. The first sip on this wine was weird, but it could be because I’m drinking it out of an espresso cup. But again, I’ll never tell you why. So uhhhhh, it’s really good. It’s really California. And it might be psychological, but I can actually taste the Riesling on the finish. I think.

Jan 25th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, vanilla, plum, black cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, vanilla, plum, black cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

Jan 15th, 2018
James Forsyth

Interesting wine. 37pc Zin, 30pc Malbec, 27pc Merlot, 3pc PV, 3pc Riesling (!?). Violets, chocolate, cassis, elderflower. Bit of everything. Is everything too much? Not sure. #wbc18

Interesting wine. 37pc Zin, 30pc Malbec, 27pc Merlot, 3pc PV, 3pc Riesling (!?). Violets, chocolate, cassis, elderflower. Bit of everything. Is everything too much? Not sure. #wbc18

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2018
Sarah Adelman

Blend: 37% Zinfandel, 30% Malbec, 27% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Riesling

BlackBerry and dark cherries

Blend: 37% Zinfandel, 30% Malbec, 27% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Riesling

BlackBerry and dark cherries

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2018
JLH
8.8

Dry with blackberries and chocolate.

Dry with blackberries and chocolate.

Jul 19th, 2019
Anastassia Laskey

Perfect table wine - I feel like I'm back in California all the way from here in Georgia. We're having steak al fresco and it's not the perfect pair flavor wise, but lifestyle wise it's on point.

Perfect table wine - I feel like I'm back in California all the way from here in Georgia. We're having steak al fresco and it's not the perfect pair flavor wise, but lifestyle wise it's on point.

May 20th, 2019
Lori Norgrove

Delish blend from Annie’s. Nice berry start, medium body, soft, smooth finish. Mike even enjoyed it.

Delish blend from Annie’s. Nice berry start, medium body, soft, smooth finish. Mike even enjoyed it.

Oct 7th, 2018
Katie

Good red blend. Really enjoyed it

Good red blend. Really enjoyed it

Sep 17th, 2018
Wulf Losee

Rather nice! Unripe cherries on the nose with some earth tones. Light red fruit on the front, with a nicely balanced tannic structure all the way down. This is not a wine to savor, but rather to contently guzzle. All its charms are immediately available. There are no off notes, but neither is it particularly challenging. On the other hand, there's a lot of quality here for only $20!

Rather nice! Unripe cherries on the nose with some earth tones. Light red fruit on the front, with a nicely balanced tannic structure all the way down. This is not a wine to savor, but rather to contently guzzle. All its charms are immediately available. There are no off notes, but neither is it particularly challenging. On the other hand, there's a lot of quality here for only $20!

Jul 20th, 2018