School House

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend

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

I had this recently so I won’t do the full Monty on the notes, but damn this old school Zin is good!

I had this recently so I won’t do the full Monty on the notes, but damn this old school Zin is good!

Jul 2nd, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Watchin’ the Celts and drinking a decidedly old school Zin. Only 13.2%, the grapes originate from rocky mountain terroir. Classic Zin nose of brambly, inky blackberry, and cracked rock minerality. In the mouth is where it diverges from most current-day fruit bomb Zins. It’s relatively lean, with noticeable dynamic structure and great acids. The fruit is there, but it doesn’t smother other aspects of the wine. Retro in the best way. This would absolutely strut with tagliatelle in bolognese or papardelle with duck sauce.

Watchin’ the Celts and drinking a decidedly old school Zin. Only 13.2%, the grapes originate from rocky mountain terroir. Classic Zin nose of brambly, inky blackberry, and cracked rock minerality. In the mouth is where it diverges from most current-day fruit bomb Zins. It’s relatively lean, with noticeable dynamic structure and great acids. The fruit is there, but it doesn’t smother other aspects of the wine. Retro in the best way. This would absolutely strut with tagliatelle in bolognese or papardelle with duck sauce.

Nov 8th, 2019
Jay Kline

Quite possibly one of the most singular expressions of Zinfandel I have ever tasted and unquestionably going to be misunderstood by most who drink it. This is not a Zinfandel drinker’s Zinfandel. It’s too acidic; too mineral driven; too light on its feet. And yet, I was absolutely charmed by it! Particularly when I paired it with pomegranate marinated rack of lamb. At 7 years old, it’s just now entering its drinking window. I would expect this to be enjoyable for at least another 7 years and perhaps longer.

Quite possibly one of the most singular expressions of Zinfandel I have ever tasted and unquestionably going to be misunderstood by most who drink it. This is not a Zinfandel drinker’s Zinfandel. It’s too acidic; too mineral driven; too light on its feet. And yet, I was absolutely charmed by it! Particularly when I paired it with pomegranate marinated rack of lamb. At 7 years old, it’s just now entering its drinking window. I would expect this to be enjoyable for at least another 7 years and perhaps longer.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2019
Angelo Casagrande

Threw a ton of sediment. A lighter colored zin- not a big alcoholic fruit bomb. This has finesse and character. Some minerally component. This is the tailback, not the tackle. Loved it. Thanks bro.

Threw a ton of sediment. A lighter colored zin- not a big alcoholic fruit bomb. This has finesse and character. Some minerally component. This is the tailback, not the tackle. Loved it. Thanks bro.

Mar 26th, 2020
Benjamin Hall Jr

Beautiful rich wine one would expect from spring Mtn. 100 year old vines deeply pull that gravel terroir!

Beautiful rich wine one would expect from spring Mtn. 100 year old vines deeply pull that gravel terroir!

Sep 23rd, 2019
Samantha Semanek

Drinkable. Light but interesting and still full bodied.

Drinkable. Light but interesting and still full bodied.

Sep 12th, 2019
Richard Eung Joon Chang

Soft tannins, balanced spiciness, pleasant mouthfeel.

Soft tannins, balanced spiciness, pleasant mouthfeel.

Apr 20th, 2016
Jake Hajer

Jake had this 9 months ago

Jake had this 9 months ago

Nov 9th, 2019