This is a Zinfandel blend of 74% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre. This is a big wine but it is drinking quite nicely right now. Purple in color, slight ruby at the rim. The nose has black cherries, raspberries, a bit of bramble, plums and black pepper. On the palate, this has a nice texture. A nice varietal complexity. It goes down (too) easy. Although there is no alcohol on the palate, it is 15.3%. Lots of black cherry and raspberry fruit with some char and spice. Good finish. This drinks great on it own and would work well with a burger. It probably should be consumed in
This is consistently one of my favorite Zinfandels. Deep ruby in color. The nose is nice with cherries, slight wintergreen, and sandalwood. On the palate, this seems a bit lighter than prior years. Good acidity. Light tannins. Nice cherries and raspberries with some underlying bramble. Good finish. Drinking well right now, it probably should be consumed in the next eight to ten years. It will be interesting to see if it develops more or puts on body. It is actually very food friendly and will work with a wide variety of medium and heavier foods.
Tribidrag is a Middle Ages term for Zinfandel (yes, the grape is that old). This would probably sell better if they called it Zinfandel, but I doubt Steve or Carole care. And, that's pretty cool. The wine is a deep ruby in color. Very bright. The nose has black cherries, spice, dust and roasted herbs. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Black cherries with a bit of candied black cherries. That is not to say, this is big. Despite over 15% ABV, this drinks more claret style, if more purple fruits. It's balanced but broader in style. I have no experience to guess how well this mig
One of the better Zinfandel's that I have tasted. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, spice, slight mint and char. On the palate, this has a gorgeous texture. Plush, juicy and full bodied. Black cherries and raspberry fruit with some charred wood and spice. Delicious. Deep. Young and vibrant, it would be a shame not to enjoy at least one this way although it seems to have the stuffing to age for a decade. It will work well with grilled foods or Asian foods and is great on its own.
What a beauty. This wine is drinking great and while it may age gracefully, it won't get more enjoyable for my tastes. Purple in color with ruby swirls. The nose has red licorice, black cherries, cherries and spice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Juicy acidity. Lots of cherry fruit over a bit of char. Long finish. This is delicious on its own. Gulpable. It will work with roasted or grilled meats, veggies or fowl but needs bigger foods. It should be at this level for another five years and then start morphing into more of a claret style.
My first time trying this Zinfandel. Its a very nice "middle of the road" in style, Zin. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, cedar and slight bramble. On the palate, this has good acidity. Not strong but enough to support the fruit. Overall it is softer on the palate, but the black cherry fruit comes thru. Good finish. It drinks well on its own and would work with all sorts of casual food. I think it is best to drink in the next few years, but it wouldn't be surprising if this is drinking well, albeit in a claret style, in ten years.
This is one of three wines available in an aluminum bottle. 375ml. It is also screw capped. This is a very portable way to carry wine to picnics and other events. It would be great by the pool or at the beach as well with no worries about broken glass or having an opener. This is mostly Syrah and Tempranillo from the Edna Valley in California with some Zinfandel. Salmon pink/orange in color. The nose has very pretty strawberries. Clean. On the palate, the strawberries come thru along with some cherries and a bit of citrus. There is also a pleasant tea like bitterness. This is ver
72% Zinfandel with 20% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre. This is a brawny wine that is delicious. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, black pepper, slight bramble and baking spice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Juicy black cherries over a bit of char with slight woody notes. There is a nice depth to this wine. It should continue to develop complexity over the next few years. It should last another decade. Whether it improves or not depends on how mature you like your Zins. This is great on its own and should work great with grilled meats or spicy hot foods.
Usually, I like to let Saxum's age more, but this one is 45% Zinfandel, so we popped the cork. Good move. Also it has 36% Mourvedre, 12% Tempranillo and 7% Petite Sirah. Weighs in at just under 16% ABV. Inky purple in color. The nose is big with black cherries, plums, black raspberries, some earthiness and spice. On the palate, there is no heat. Juicy black cherries, and black raspberries. Some underlying char. Long finish. This is delicious but will be a tough food match. Maybe some BBQ with spicy sauce? It will be interesting to see how this ages. I suspect the Zin fades and
2014 Gregory James Old Vine Zinfandel Carreras Ranch, USA, California, Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, Wine Review
This is more of a "claret" styled Zinfandel than a big brawny styled Zin. Purple in color with some ruby swirls. The nose has dust, black cherries and slight tobacco. On the palate, this has some depth. Juicy black cherry fruit intertwined with a bit of damp earth. Nice finish. This would be great with Indian food. Drink over the next five years, but it might surprise and last (a lot) longer.