Posts Tagged Artezin

2012 Artezin Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Nearly opaque bright crimson color. Black pepper laced fruit aromas of black plum, jammy black berries, and a hint of vanilla and clove follow through to mid-palate before picking up medium-grained, ashy tannins. Zinfandel is one of the few heartier... Read more

2011 Artezin Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Translucent dark ruby color, lightening at the rim to a neon dark coral shade. The moderate nose shows black prune, green olive (with the pit), black pepper, menthol, black licorice, and a variety of baking spices. Lush and palate-coating, the... Read more

2012 Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Translucent ruby color with streaks of violet. The wine offers up varietal scents of pectin, paraffin, light pepper, pie spices, and briary red and black berry fruit. These same Zinny flavors are echoed on the palate. This is a balanced Zinfandel... Read more

2011 Artezin ‘Heitz Ranch’ Charbono, Napa Valley

Charbono is one of those under-the-radar and under-appreciated varieties that deserves a higher profile. Inglenook’s bottling had a cult following for decades, but only a handful of California wineries make Charbono today, as fewer than 100 acres... Read more

2009 Artezin Petite Sirah, Mendocino County, Garzini Ranch

Deep purple-plum color. Peppery aromas of game meat, fleshy black cherry, blackberry, and menthol lead to sweet, creamy blackberry fruit with licorice stick and notes of milk chocolate. There are lots of fine-grained tannins at the end. MSRP: $36... Read more

2010 Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County

In the wine country of California, Zinfandels grown in the Dry Creek Valley, Amador County, Russian River Valley and Paso Robles may get all the press, but the pepper-laced, briary berry profile found in the hills around Mendocino County can be just... Read more

2008 Artezin Carignan, Evangelho Vineyard, Contra Costa County

The key to making good Carignan is to restrict the output of its persistently vigorous vines. That’s the approach taken at Evangelho Vineyard, where the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers meet in California’s Contra Costa County. (It doesn’t... Read more

2007 Artezin Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Many wineries include a dollop of Petite Sirah in their Zinfandel bottlings. Artezin includes a bit of Zin and a splash of Charbono in its varietal Petite Sirah, a wine that offers a basketful of dark berries in the mouth. It’s a rich, dark and... Read more

2008 Artezin Charbono, Napa Valley

True confessions time: We at Wine Lines love Charbono. It’s one of our favorite varietal wines. The problem is, not much of it is made in California; in fact, fewer than 100 acres of Charbono vines remain in the state. In 2008, Artezin produced a... Read more

2009 Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Ever wonder why Zinfandel typically is higher in alcohol than most other varietal wines? Randle Johnson, the winemaker for Artezin, says it’s not always the vintner’s choice. “With Zin, you can have green, pink, red and black berries all in... Read more