Posts Tagged Zinfandel

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

An opaque crimson core lightens to a translucent red ruby at the rim. Dry Creek Valley is arguably the finest appellation for growing the Zinfandel grape and this bottling, made from vines averaging nearly 100 years of age, shows that pedigree.... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Liar’s Dice’ Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Nearly opaque ruby color. Jammy scents of apple pectin, raspberry and blackberry fruit, a dash of black pepper, and oak spice notes are pleasant and inviting. This red is full and thick in the mouth, with no sign of heat despite the 15.4% alcohol... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Perli, Mendocino Ridge

Opaque purple/black color. Syrupy aromas of blackberries and black currants are accented by notes of black pepper and cedar. In the mouth, velvety blackberry liqueur leads to a youthful chewiness. The juicy finish begs for the next sip. Here is an... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Shamrock, Mendocino County

Opaque purple color in the glass. This is a sedate, claret-like rendition of Zinfandel. Aromas of sandalwood, dried cherries and cranberries, and a smidge of orange zest lead to a similar palate profile, picking up a creamy mouthfeel on the way to a... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Gianoli, Mendocino Ridge

Barely opaque dark garnet color. Initial flowery aromas of framboise are accented by earthy scents of pine forest floor and savory herbs. It seems sleeker in the mouth, where the raspberry fruit joins fleshy cherry, and it picks up chocolate and... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel, Sonoma County

The wine presents with an opaque, deep purple color. Peppery wood notes lead to scents of red berry fruits (think raspberry and cranberry). The fruit sweetens up in the mouth, and carries through to the lip-smacking finish. Enjoy this red with baby... Read more

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Transparent in the glass, with a light neon coral tint. First and foremost – this… is… not… white… zinfandel! Those expecting several percent of residual sugar will be sadly disappointed (the .4% sugar present is not noticeable on the... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino

At first pour, the wine shows a nearly opaque reddish-purple hue that lightens towards the rim. Fresh black raspberries and other red fruits burst from the glass, followed by baking spices and a dash of white pepper. The label indicates 15.5%... Read more

2013 Pedroncelli ‘Mother Clone’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

This has been a consistently good wine through the years, garnering a rating of 88 for the 2011 vintage and 89 for the 2012. For 2013, it moves up to Featured Wine status, as its briary raspberry, melted vanilla bean ice cream and cranberry notes... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Raspberry is one of the flavors normally associated with Zinfandel, and there’s an abundance of that fruit flavor in this wine. Other red and dark berry impressions also are in evidence, joined by just a hint of black pepper. Serve it with a... Read more