Rodney Strong

Upshot Zinfandel Blend

8.721 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Riesling
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Sarah Dade

Hated iiiiit.

Hated iiiiit.

Feb 18th, 2018
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Sean had this 10 months ago

Sean had this 10 months ago

Nov 6th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Rob had this a year ago

Rob had this a year ago

Aug 17th, 2018
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Sean had this a year ago

Sean had this a year ago

Apr 27th, 2018
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Sean had this a year ago

Sean had this a year ago

Mar 7th, 2018