Smock Shop Band

Columbia Valley White Zinfandel

9.18 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Columbia Gorge, Oregon/Washington, 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 Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

More like a very light bodied red. Reminiscent of American Trousseau or German Trollinger. Not much varietal character to speak of. Fun to drink and nice fuel for conversation as is the case with all Hiyu/Smockshop.

More like a very light bodied red. Reminiscent of American Trousseau or German Trollinger. Not much varietal character to speak of. Fun to drink and nice fuel for conversation as is the case with all Hiyu/Smockshop.

Jul 12th, 2018
Bill Bender

This ain’t your Auntie Ellen’s boxed white zin. A fun, funky contribution from @Steve Anderson that I picked up a huge matchstick/kerosene element from that I liked a lot. More cantaloupe in color than pink, slightly oxidized in a good way. A fun surprise.

This ain’t your Auntie Ellen’s boxed white zin. A fun, funky contribution from @Steve Anderson that I picked up a huge matchstick/kerosene element from that I liked a lot. More cantaloupe in color than pink, slightly oxidized in a good way. A fun surprise.

Jul 7th, 2018
Steve Anderson

Some funk and attitude. Not your Momma’s White Zin.

Some funk and attitude. Not your Momma’s White Zin.

Jul 21st, 2019
Steve Anderson

“The Return of Mike Grammer” Dinner on 7/5. - since the Valentini Cerasuolo was oxidized I’m glad this more than pulled its own weight for the Rosé flight. Very interesting palate and texture. Skin contact and a bit more orange than rosé perhaps. Pepper and watermelon along with some violets. Shouldn’t have given up my local source, as when I went back for more the next day they were sold out. Another interesting wine from Nate Ready under the Hiyu / Smockshop Band label.

“The Return of Mike Grammer” Dinner on 7/5. - since the Valentini Cerasuolo was oxidized I’m glad this more than pulled its own weight for the Rosé flight. Very interesting palate and texture. Skin contact and a bit more orange than rosé perhaps. Pepper and watermelon along with some violets. Shouldn’t have given up my local source, as when I went back for more the next day they were sold out. Another interesting wine from Nate Ready under the Hiyu / Smockshop Band label.

Jul 9th, 2018
Michael Meyer

A surprise for sure. Pepper and pomegranate and baking spice.

A surprise for sure. Pepper and pomegranate and baking spice.

Jul 6th, 2018
Sergio Licea

Candied watermelon, blood orange rind, white pepper, haystack, game. Rounded acidity, juicy-oily texture, medium bodied, tart-fruity-slightly sweet finish.

Candied watermelon, blood orange rind, white pepper, haystack, game. Rounded acidity, juicy-oily texture, medium bodied, tart-fruity-slightly sweet finish.

Dec 15th, 2017
Michael Piaker

7 June 2017. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY.

7 June 2017. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY.

Jun 9th, 2017
yousef saed

yousef had this 2 years ago

yousef had this 2 years ago

Mar 5th, 2018