School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend

9.22 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

So good, this is time-travel Zinfandel, just like the better producers made it in the 70s. (I don’t know how the trend got to the point where 15%+ jam monsters are the norm, but it did.) This has a nice youthful saturated color. Nose is very pure, spicy blackberry, with nose-tingly acids showing, spice, and loads of crushed stone minerality. At once lively and rich in the mouth, it’s got great, focused brambly Zin fruit and crisp—yes, crisp—acids. Bone dry. A bit of tannic structure and a nice rocky, gravelly note. So damn good. Go Bruins!

So good, this is time-travel Zinfandel, just like the better producers made it in the 70s. (I don’t know how the trend got to the point where 15%+ jam monsters are the norm, but it did.) This has a nice youthful saturated color. Nose is very pure, spicy blackberry, with nose-tingly acids showing, spice, and loads of crushed stone minerality. At once lively and rich in the mouth, it’s got great, focused brambly Zin fruit and crisp—yes, crisp—acids. Bone dry. A bit of tannic structure and a nice rocky, gravelly note. So damn good. Go Bruins!

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2022
Jenks

Surprisingly bright, tart fruit. Bought the vert. Excited to see older years but this is good. It’s no Ridge tho.

Surprisingly bright, tart fruit. Bought the vert. Excited to see older years but this is good. It’s no Ridge tho.

Mar 20th, 2022