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    2005 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2005 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This deep, cherry red Zinfandel exhibits intense aromas of blueberry, loganberry and baking spices with undertones of black pepper, juicy blackberry and plum flavors and supple tannins, a bold, fruit-forward wine with cracked black pepper notes on the soft finish.

     

    8.14
    7 votes
    2
    1999 Clos du Bois Sonoma County Zinfandel

    1999 Clos du Bois Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Rich and full-bodied, this wine shows forward fruit flavors of jammy blackberry followed by hints of vanilla, black pepper, smoky cherry, coffee and toasty oak characters. The tannins are soft and round leading to a silky mouthfeel and a long lingering finish.
    7.86
    7 votes
    3
    2005 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino

    2005 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: Italy
    Nello Baricci's small parcel of land sits on a hill called Montosoli and is one of Montalcino's most prized and renowned vineyards. Nello is a man of the earth, his body shows the years of effort spent working his estate yet when you look in his eyes it is like gazing into a moonless night sky with thousands of stars shining towards you. There is something magical about this humble man.

    It starts out as a mixture of black cherry, soft leather, plum, cinnamon and earth and weaves these flavors together changing textures as the wine airs.
    8.33
    6 votes
    4
    7.50
    6 votes
    5
    2004 Ledson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Ledson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Luscious black cherry, cigar and leather aromas burst into textured flavors of cherry and raspberry followed by black pepper and mint. Well balanced with a long, fruity finish.
    7.50
    6 votes
    6
    2005 Mara Marquise "Old Vines, Luvisi Ranch" Napa Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2005 Mara Marquise "Old Vines, Luvisi Ranch" Napa Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is deep red to purple in color, the nose has cherry, red and black raspberry, currant and touches of licorice and chocolate.  The wine is concentrated in the mouth that shows caramel, black pepper and cloves. The final taste profile brings the nose and mouth feel all together with a wonderful hint of ginger and fresh mixed fruits.
    7.17
    6 votes
    7
    2004 Abundance “ Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Petite Sirah

    2004 Abundance “ Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Petite Sirah

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2004 Petite Sirah is the very first release and a proud accomplishment. It is an opulent blend of 15% Lodi Zinfandel and 85% Lodi Petite Sirah, both from the Mencarini Vineyards.

    The dark garnet plum color of this wine is enough to get any connoisseur interested. On the nose, this Petite opens with slightly spice and coffee aromas and continues with ripe Bing cherries and blackberries. With further aeration of the wine, the aroma profile develops with more ripened fruit flavors overpowering the spice. The mouth feel is well balanced for a young wine. The fuit flavors continue to ripen and start to pop while the finish leaves you wanting a second glass.
    7.00
    6 votes
    8
    7.80
    5 votes
    9
    2005 Ferrari-Carano Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Ferrari-Carano Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Deep purple in color and richly dark in fruit complexity, this wine has aromas of boysenberry and blackberry jam, vanilla cream, baking spices and white
    pepper. It has concentrated fruit on the palate with butterscotch and sweet oak, while a long and lingering finish is highlighted by smooth and silky tannins.

    7.80
    5 votes
    10
    2002 Barclay & Browning Lake County Zinfandel

    2002 Barclay & Browning Lake County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Enticing aromas of ripe Bing cherries and chocolate are followed by layers of berry flavors, and a hint of black pepper. Ten months of barrel aging in French oak helps create its rich, supple texture.
    8.75
    4 votes
    11
    8.75
    4 votes
    12
    2004 Carol Shelton "Monga Zin, Lopez Vineyard" Cucamonga Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Carol Shelton "Monga Zin, Lopez Vineyard" Cucamonga Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The Monga Zin® is named both for its immense (humongous) mouthful of flavors and for its southern California region of origin, Cucamonga Valley, home to many of California's oldest Zinfandel vineyards.

    Ripe red berry-wild cherry fruit, vanilla-caramel oak, fragrant Asian spices—Chinese 5-spice, white pepper and saffron. Very smooth and nicely structured, long creamy finish.

    7.40
    5 votes
    13
    2005 Cline "Sonoma" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2005 Cline "Sonoma" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The 2005 Sonoma Zinfandel is a blend of grapes grown in Alexander Valley with a small portion coming from old vine Bridgehead vineyard in Oakley. The diversity in terroir creates a complex and concentrated wine that has flavors of strawberries and a hint of spice balanced by mild acidity. Subtle nuances of vanilla from 16 months aging in French oak barrels complement Sonoma Zinfandel’s explosive fruit flavors and velvety texture.

    7.40
    5 votes
    14
    2004 Gallo Family "Sonoma Reserve" Zinfandel

    2004 Gallo Family "Sonoma Reserve" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Sonoma County Zinfandel displays classic aromas and flavors of jammy raspberry, blackberry, dark plum and black cherry. These layers of rich fruit are balanced by hints of warm vanilla and spice resulting in a wine with depth and structure.
    8.50
    4 votes
    15
    2005 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Zinfandel is a mix of strawberries and raspberries with a hint of allspice that keep evolving as the wine sits in the glass. Nicely balanced between acidity and alcohol, this medium-bodied Zinfandel has forward fruit and soft tannins.
    8.25
    4 votes
    16
    7.00
    5 votes
    17
    7.00
    5 votes
    18
    2005 Quivira "Anderson Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Quivira "Anderson Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This vineyard-designate Zinfandel shows very dark purple-blue color with aromas of candied plum, ripe blackberries and cherries jubilee. The palate exudes ripe black cherries, raspberries and a rush of warm vanilla-soaked cranberries.
    7.00
    5 votes
    19
    2004 Atelier Contra Costa Zinfandel

    2004 Atelier Contra Costa Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Ripe raspberry and black cherry aromas mingle with notes of sweet maple and birch beer in the heady aroma of this bold Zinfandel. On the palate hints of white pepper and boysenberry are flanked by finely-structured tannin and supported by vanilla and caramel accents.

    8.00
    4 votes
    20
    2004 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine shows dark ruby-red color to the edge of the glass. This is an elegant, restrained, claret style Zinfandel. On the nose it has opulent, spicy black cherry varietal character, appealing briar and smoke overtones, and a layered, elegant structure. The palate is nicely balanced, with a bit of pepper and briar, and a refined texture. 
    8.00
    4 votes
    21
    2004 Bartholomew Park Sonoma County Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Bartholomew Park Sonoma County Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep color and rich aromas of raspberries, black pepper and spice lead to bright, black cherry flavors, with a touch of cocoa and clove. This elegant, medium-bodied Zin has a velvet texture and long finish loaded with juicy red fruit and notes of vanilla.
    9.00
    3 votes
    22
    2005 Cakebread Cellars "Red Hills" Lake County Zinfandel

    2005 Cakebread Cellars "Red Hills" Lake County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2005 Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel displays lavish blackberry, black plum and fig aromas mingled with sweet oak, dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. The palate is lush and mouthfilling, with deep, dense, blackberry, black raspberry and dark chocolate flavors supported by ripe, youthful tannins and a savory, toasted oak tone.
    9.00
    3 votes
    23
    1998 F. Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    1998 F. Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This is a dynamic, complex, sturdy wine. Bright fruit appear in the fore-palate while dark fruit builds with subtle spice through the middle. The refined consistency finishes to balance the body's firm acidity and fine grain fruit tannins.
    7.75
    4 votes
    24
    2004 Cartlidge & Browne Zinfandel

    2004 Cartlidge & Browne Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    In the 2004 Zinfandel, a full-throttle, densely textured Sierra Foothills portion is tempered with two more stylish, yet very flavorful, portions from Sonoma County. While the Sierra Foothills lot is all plum jam, leather, and figs, the Sonoma wines are both brimming with raspberry and blackberry flavors. The Mendocino fraction gives a well-proportioned wine with fine cherry/blackberry fruit, a touch of briar and peppery tones. Lastly, the Lodi component contributes rich color, soft tannins and wonderful roasted black fruit character.
    7.75
    4 votes
    25
    7.75
    4 votes
    26
    2004 Hook & Ladder Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Hook & Ladder Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This zinfandel has a balance and elegance wrapped around a core of raspberry jam and spice. The hints of cocoa and black pepper round out the aromas. The raspberry combining with blackberry, chocolate, cola and oak spice, ends up delivering an elegant, smooth package.
    7.75
    4 votes
    27
    2004 Zarus Barrica Ribera Del Duero

    2004 Zarus Barrica Ribera Del Duero

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: Spain
    89 points Robert Parker: "The 2004 Barrica was aged for 7 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a touch of smoke and vanilla from the oak treatment as well as blueberry and blackberry. This is followed by a ripe, fruity wine with fine depth and balance and a pure finish. It is an excellent value." (02/07)
    7.75
    4 votes
    28
    7.75
    4 votes
    29
    2005 Ravenswood "Belloni Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood "Belloni Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    “Deep ruby. Exotic, intensely perfumed bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry and pungent flowers. Suave and almost sweet, with seductive red berry flavors, silky tannins and a refreshing acid lift. A wonderfully seamless, fruit-driven zin, with impressively persistent raspberry and mocha notes on the finish.”  92-93 Pts. Josh Raynolds -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    7.75
    4 votes
    30
    2005 Alderbrook "Confluence" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Alderbrook "Confluence" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Confluence is a result of the harmonious blending of two varietals this winery feels quite passionate about; Zinfandel and Syrah.  The wine is bold and aromatic, displaying simultaneously the red fruit tones of Zinfandel and the deeper, smoky notes associated with Syrah.  The structure is firm, but round with a mouth-filling finish.
    6.60
    5 votes
    31
    2005 Cline "Bridgehead" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    2005 Cline "Bridgehead" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This bottling of Bridgehead Zinfandel comes from a 100-year-old vineyard in Oakley, California and is named after Bridgehead Road to which it is adjacent. Bridgehead Zinfandel is an elegant wine that has aromas of bright blackberry, herbs and spice framed by moderate, soft tannins, toasty vanilla and chocolate. The wine will age gracefully for the next five to seven years.
    6.60
    5 votes
    32
    6.60
    5 votes
    33
    2003 Ballentine "Block 9, Pocai Vineyard" Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    2003 Ballentine "Block 9, Pocai Vineyard" Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The color is a vibrant rose petal reddish blue, and the aromas start with fresh dark red fruits blueberry and boysenberry then reveal a more complex floral and spice note like sage and lemon balm. The influence of French and American oak sneak through hinting with aromas vanilla and creme brulee. The palate resonates what was found in the aromatics, and the finish has a lingering interplay of cherries, spcie, and blueberry. The texture is silky, and the wine has incredible length to the finish.
    7.50
    4 votes
    34
    2004 Ledson "Old Vine" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Ledson "Old Vine" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Zinfandel is from a small vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit receives generous sunlight during its long ripening period and the result is a very complex and full-bodied wine. Smooth tannins and a long finish follow vivid flavors and cherry and blackberry.
    7.50
    4 votes
    35
    7.50
    4 votes
    36
    2005 Dashe "Florence Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Dashe "Florence Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Aromatic floral aromas of lavender and violets mixed with black raspberry, cassis, black pepper, chocolate, dusty/mineral, and clove.  On the palate, black raspberry, cassis, chocolate, clove; thick and velvety texture on the mid-palate; long, persistent finish of blackberry and black raspberry fruit, sweet chocolate and spice.

    7.50
    4 votes
    37
    2005 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2005 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Deep, ruby red in color, with intense blueberry, violet, strawberry, plum and black pepper aromas with hints of vanilla and spicy oak. In the mouth, it shows ripe, lush blueberry, raspberry and plum fruit.

    8.67
    3 votes
    38
    10.00
    2 votes
    39
    2005 Amphora Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Amphora Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This zinfandel offers ripe raspberry and sweet vanilla aromas.  Mouth-filling flavors of plum and spice are complemented by smooth tannins.
    6.40
    5 votes
    40
    2006 Dashe Dry Creek Valley Late Harvest Zinfandel

    2006 Dashe Dry Creek Valley Late Harvest Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Dessert wine
    • Country: United States of America

    On the nose, floral hints of jasmine and lavender, underscored by aromas of dried fruit (apricot, plums), cassis, chocolate, vanilla.  On the palate, flavors of quite sweet black raspberry and black currant flavors, mixed with plum, dried apricot, and hints of cherry, chocolate, and vanilla. The explosive fruit is balanced with nice acidity, making the wine sweet but not cloying.

     

    6.40
    5 votes
    41
    1995 F. Teldeschi "Lot 2" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    1995 F. Teldeschi "Lot 2" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Black opaque color, seductive aromas and dark fruit flavors integrated with subtle clove spice throughout the mid taste. Blackberry jam comes through in the finish to compliment briary fruit tannins. Opens up nicely during a meal with firm acidity.
    7.25
    4 votes
    42
    7.25
    4 votes
    43
    2005 Bella "Lily Hill Estate" Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2005 Bella "Lily Hill Estate" Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The Lily Hill zinfandel is a wine of many layers of intense complexity. The bouquet is bright, ripe, candied fruit and blackberry jam. The flavors cascade on the palate with dark fruit, blackberries, black cherries, raspberries, creamy mocha, chocolate and sweet vanilla, culminating with a long and silky, lingering finish. This wine will age gracefully for 5 to 7 years and can accompany many different foods.
    7.25
    4 votes
    44
    2005 Carlisle "Carlo's Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Carlisle "Carlo's Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Medium dark to dark ruby-red. Fragrant, almost Burgundian aromas of raspberries, kirsch, and red currant are mixed with floral and spicy notes. Quite smooth and rich on the palate but at the same time vivacious and invigorating. While it can certainly be enjoyed now with appropriate foods, its sound acidity should ensure a long life.
    8.33
    3 votes
    45
    2005 Charter Oak "Monte Rosso, Hillside" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Charter Oak "Monte Rosso, Hillside" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    From vineyards planted during Grover Cleveland’s first term in the 1880s, this wine offers luscious blackberry and wild raspberry with loads of exotic spices and indigenous bramble, and is elegant in style with a smooth blueberry satin finish. Yields were approximately 1.5 ton per acre. Aged exclusively in French oak burgundy barrels.
    8.33
    3 votes
    46
    8.33
    3 votes
    47
    2005 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine opens with beautiful aromas of red  fruits and dried herbs and hits the palate with rich juicy apricot, plum and raspberry flavors. There are also complex underlying flavors of mineral, plum skin and black licorice which add interest to the jammy fruit. The texture is plush and silky and finishes with great acid balance.

    8.33
    3 votes
    48
    8.33
    3 votes
    49
    2005 Ravenswood "Barricia Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood "Barricia Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Stephen Tanzer - 90-92 Points!

    Deep red. Dusty minerals accent bright redcurrant and wild strawberry on the nose. Zesty, sharply focused and pure, with bright red fruit and blood orange flavors firmed by crisp tannins. The clean, brisk finish shows sneaky persistence.
    8.33
    3 votes
    50
    2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Redemption Zin" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Redemption Zin" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The second member of our Zin trio traces its roots back to 2001. At the time, Alexander Valley Vineyards had just received some top Zinfandel out of vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, one of the best regions for growing the grape. But winemaker Kevin Hall thought something would be lost if the fruit was used for blending: the unique characteristics offered by the Dry Creek grapes. Thus Redemption Zin was born to showcase the personality of Dry Creek Zinfandel.

    The 2005 Redemption is the product of a phenomenal vintage. It is classic Dry Creek with concentrated flavors of blackberries, blueberries, black cherry and a firm tannin structure. Those generous elements make this one of those Zins that could easily cellar for 5 to 9 years.

    6.20
    5 votes
    51
    2001 Beaulieu "BV Coastal" Zinfandel

    2001 Beaulieu "BV Coastal" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Medium-full crimson color. The aromas reveal strong, black cherry and fresh raspberry accents, with a subtle hint of anise. On the palate, the wine is medium full-bodied, generously fruity, with sappy berry flavors, low tannin and a hint of black pepper in the finish. Juicy, well-balanced and bright.
    7.00
    4 votes
    52
    2004 Francis Coppola "Diamond Collection, Red Label" Zinfandel

    2004 Francis Coppola "Diamond Collection, Red Label" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Sourced from 'old vines' in Amador County and cooler vineyards in Paso Robles and Sonoma, this Zinfandel has exceptional depth and complexity. Petite Sirah is blended in to further enhance the luscious strawberry jam, cassis, and briar flavors that follow its perfume of dark fruit, sweet spice, and toasty vanilla.
    7.00
    4 votes
    53
    7.00
    4 votes
    54
    2001 Fife "Dalraddy Vineyard" Chiles Valley Zinfandel

    2001 Fife "Dalraddy Vineyard" Chiles Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine shows dense, black, concentrated fruit with dark chocolate, black licorice, and plum fruit flavors. The soft, well-structured tannins balance the concentrated fruit giving the wine richness, power, and concentration.

    8.00
    3 votes
    55
    8.00
    3 votes
    56
    2005 Bourassa Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Bourassa Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Ripe fruit but not a total fruit bomb, beautifully layered with dark cherry and warm spice notes and a gentle vanilla from the American oak.
    8.00
    3 votes
    57
    2005 Howell Mountain Vineyards "Beatty Ranch" Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    2005 Howell Mountain Vineyards "Beatty Ranch" Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2005 vintage is darker and richer than recent vintages, and is medium deep ruby, with ripe berry and plum aromas supported by underpinnings of roasted chestnut and vanilla.  On the palate, the wine fills the mouth with intense fruit flavors which lead to complex tones of espresso, cocoa and exotic spices.  Excellent structure, typical of mountain fruit, and sustained concentration.
    8.00
    3 votes
    58
    2005 Kuleto Estate Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Kuleto Estate Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine has late-hanging fruit smells, melted licorice, dried leaves, toasted nuts and spices. In spite of its late-season aromatics and alcoholic warmth, the mouth has a freshness to it that keeps it in balance. 

    8.00
    3 votes
    59
    8.00
    3 votes
    60
    2005 Quivira "Wine Creek Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Quivira "Wine Creek Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This is a deeply centered and dark, elegant wine with profound aromas of black cherry preserves, cracked peppercorns and dark cocoa. The rich, concentrated flavors of blackberry and quince paste are layered with Belgian chocolate and cinnamon toast.
    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    6.75
    4 votes
    62
    6.75
    4 votes
    63
    6.75
    4 votes
    64
    1994 F. Teldeschi "Lot 1" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    1994 F. Teldeschi "Lot 1" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    One of the top vintages of the decade, the '94 zinfandel boasts an array of berry flavors layered with exotic spices and a full mouth feel. Warm berries and lively acidity round out a still very youthful finish with a broad burst of fruit tannins.
    9.00
    2 votes
    65
    9.00
    2 votes
    66
    2005 D-Cubed St. Helena Late Harvest Zinfandel

    2005 D-Cubed St. Helena Late Harvest Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Dessert wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has an intense strawberry, black berry jam nose. The very lush, slightly sweet mouth has flavors of fresh strawberries and dried cherries, with hints of spice. This wine finishes with a crisp fruity blast. The light sweetness is balanced by the crisp natural acidity.
    9.00
    2 votes
    67
    9.00
    2 votes
    68
    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard "Somers Ranch" Zinfandel

    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard "Somers Ranch" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2004 Somers Ranch Zinfandel displays a wonderful harmony of flavors and intensity not often found in 15-year-old vines. The bouquet of this wine explodes with opulent black cherry, plum, and black pepper. On the palate, rich flavors of dark cherry, currant, and spice complement the youthful tannins and display a fine sense of balance.
    7.67
    3 votes
    69
    2004 Folie a Deux Amador County Zinfandel

    2004 Folie a Deux Amador County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine shows rich, ripe blackberries and plums infused with clove, vanilla, and anise spice. A powerful yet balanced mouthfeel gives way to a silky smooth finish of spicy oak and juicy black cherry.

    7.67
    3 votes
    70
    2005 Harvest Moon Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Harvest Moon Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This neighborhood blended wine showcases fresh pomegranate and ripe raspberry fruit with mouth watering acidity. The finish is smooth and lingering with hints of caramel and supple tannins which help to balance out this luscious wine.

    This blend of Zinfandel showcases classic Russian River Valley Zin with classic soft red-fruit aromas, a medium mouth feel and a medley of red cherries and tart raspberries intertwined with just the right amount of toasty wood on the finish.

    7.67
    3 votes
    71
    2004 Bradford Mountain "Grist Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Bradford Mountain "Grist Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The wine is rich, yet lean, and brimming with concentrated boysenberry and mocha coffee flavors. The finish is long and luscious with tart berries and just the right balance of acidity and velvet tannin to give this opulent wine strength, beauty and charm.
     
    10.00
    1 votes
    72
    10.00
    1 votes
    73
    2004 Mara "Dolinsek Ranch" Russian River Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2004 Mara "Dolinsek Ranch" Russian River Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The color is dense purple with the aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and chocolate. The wine is full bodied with lots of glycerin. The taste has a touch of vanilla, cedar and chocolate with a very nice back flavor of black licorice.
    10.00
    1 votes
    74
    10.00
    1 votes
    75
    2005 Alderbrook "Three Goose" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Alderbrook "Three Goose" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This is the second Alderbrook Bottling of Three Goose Zinfandel.  The wine boasts blackberry and cracked pepper notes associated with the Dry Creek Appellation.  A smooth entrance, well-structured tannins and a long graceful finish complete the wine.
    10.00
    1 votes
    76
    2005 Dry Creek Vineyard "Heritage" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2005 Dry Creek Vineyard "Heritage" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Initial aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, and cedar provide a preview for the flavors that follow. Blackberry,  currant, allspice, and bright cherry fruit combine with ripe tannins. The finish is rich with lingering flavors along with excellent acidity and balance.
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    2005 Dry Creek Vineyard "Old Vine" Zinfandel

    2005 Dry Creek Vineyard "Old Vine" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Old Vine Zinfandel displays a spicy, lush black fruit character. On the palate, classic briary and raspberry flavors appear with layers of white pepper and cardamom adding a spicy complexity. The finish displays additional spice with smoky vanilla from the French oak.

    10.00
    1 votes
    78
    2005 Ravenswood "Dickerson Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood "Dickerson Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Black raspberry and redcurrant aromas, with hints of woodsmoke, graphite and succulent herbs. Tangy and sharply focused, with bright red berry flavors, zesty mineral notes and fine, dusty tannins. Really energetic on the finish (the pH here is just 3.2, says Peterson), which is penetrating and very long. I'd bet on this improving in a cool cellar." (May/June 07)
    10.00
    1 votes
    79
    10.00
    1 votes
    80
    2003 De Loach Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2003 De Loach Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2003 Estate Bottled Zinfandel presents vivid aromas bursting forth with full jammy characteristics, violet perfume mingles with red-fruit components on the nose.  Brambly notes carry through on the palate; intense flavors of cranberry and zin-berry mingle with soft hints of barrel spice and elements of walnut.  This wine unfolds on your palate with a wonderful balance of acidity and tannin; it is harmony in the mouth.
    6.50
    4 votes
    81
    2004 Ballentine Estate Zinfandel Port

    2004 Ballentine Estate Zinfandel Port

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Fortified wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Zinfandel Port exudes from the bottle like boysenberry syrup. This wine has aromas of blackberry and boysenberry jams, anise, and clove. The port is sweet in nature with a fine balance to the palate and acidity.
    6.50
    4 votes
    82
    6.50
    4 votes
    83
    2001 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2001 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dark purple in hue, this wine exhibits aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry with hints of cola, black pepper and cinnamon. Flavors of blackberry and black plum are well-integrated with spicy notes of pepper and toasty oak.
     

    8.50
    2 votes
    84
    8.50
    2 votes
    85
    2004 Collier Falls Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    2004 Collier Falls Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2004 Collier Falls Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley has a deep brick red color with aromas of strawberry and cherries on the nose. Aged in French and American oak, this wine shows hints of spice on the palate and finishes with a touch of toasty vanilla from the new oak barrels.
    8.50
    2 votes
    86
    2004 Dynamite Mendocino County Zinfandel

    2004 Dynamite Mendocino County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine exhibits showy black raspberry, black cherry and ripe plum aromas, with hints of dark chocolate, licorice, crushed black pepper, and Asian spices adding to the flavors. The fruity, spicy finish is long and smooth.

    8.50
    2 votes
    87
    8.50
    2 votes
    88
    7.33
    3 votes
    89
    2003 John Tyler "Bacigalupi Vineyards" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2003 John Tyler "Bacigalupi Vineyards" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This zinfandel brings forth the best characteristics of this variety. A concentrated winemaking style coupled with the cooler climate in the Russian River Valley appellation produces a Zinfandel rich in color, full and silky in texture with bright acid and deep fruit. The fruit is provided with ample hang time on the vine to encourage physiological maturity, in addition to allowing for 2 years of barrel aging, as well as 1 year in the bottle prior to release.
    7.33
    3 votes
    90
    7.33
    3 votes
    91
    2005 Hendry "Block 7, Hendry Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Hendry "Block 7, Hendry Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    A fruit-forward wine with flavors of chocolate-covered cherries and blackberries. Subtle spice and floral notes add complexity. The French oak is well integrated, adding a layer of complexity and refinement to the wine. It has a round mouth-feel and the fine-grained and subtle tannins that are characteristic of Block 7.  
    7.33
    3 votes
    92
    2005 Poggiarellino Rosso di Montalcino

    2005 Poggiarellino Rosso di Montalcino

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: Italy
    The Wine Spectator called it: "Simple, with cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with a fresh finish. Drink now. 345 cases made." (08/07)
    7.33
    3 votes
    93
    2002 Adobe Road Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2002 Adobe Road Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Enticing aromas of fresh berry jam lead to juicy red raspberry, black cherry and red currant flavors. Polished and pretty with hints of spice and vanilla that shows good concentration and length.

    Hand harvested whole clusters that were cold soaked and fermented in small, open-top bins that were punched down twice daily through fermentation and gently basket pressed. Unfined and unfiltered.
    6.25
    4 votes
    94
    2003 Dashe "Big River Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    2003 Dashe "Big River Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Aromas of chocolate and coffee, blackberry jam, clove and licorice, lavender and violets.  On the palate, sweet blackberry fruit mixed with chocolate, clove and pepper spice, with a velvety texture. Very full-bodied with round chalky tannins, long sweet finish of blackberry and chocolate.

     

     

    6.25
    4 votes
    95
    2004 D-Cubed "Brown Vineyard" Chiles Valley Zinfandel

    2004 D-Cubed "Brown Vineyard" Chiles Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This vintage is the richest and most intense yet. The wine begins in glass with a light ruby color and cherry nose. With a definite spice element, there are flavors of nutmeg, birch beer, black pepper and deep, red cherry. The wine is strongly structured yet well balanced, not overly ripe.
    6.25
    4 votes
    96
    6.25
    4 votes
    97
    2003 Collier Falls Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    2003 Collier Falls Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine shows off a deep, intense red color. The bouquet reflects hints of rose petals and violets with fruit notes of cherry and raspberries. On the palate, the mouthfeel is full, highlighted by silky vanilla and butterscotch flavors. This is an elegant zinfandel with a moderately long cellar life. Drink now through 2012.

    Sweet, mildly vanillin oak and hints of dry cocoa sit to the side of berry-like fruit in the nicely defined wine, and the same mix of berries, oak and soft chocolate is at the center of this ripe and rounded Zinfandel's flavors.

    7.00
    3 votes
    98
    2004 Abundance "Old Vine, Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Zinfandel

    2004 Abundance "Old Vine, Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Lodi holds a namesake for wonderfully sought after Old Vine Zinfandels. These Old Vines demand a kind of respect when caring for their fruit, thus yield a juice rich, spicy and perfectly structured.

    The Old Vine Zinfandel surrounds the palate sound and strurdy, eveloped in spicy clove and juicy berry concentrate. Mature oak tannins frame a well balanced, sturdy wine with moderate alcohol that enhances the lengthy finish.

    7.00
    3 votes
    99
    2004 Limerick Lane "Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Limerick Lane "Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Dark ruby in color, with enticing raspberry and blackberry aromas along with a touch of cinnamon and white pepper.  In the mouth the wine opens with a soft fruit entry, with plenty of raspberry and red fruit flavors, beautifully balanced acidity and tannins followed by a long juicy finish. 
    7.00
    3 votes
    100
    2006 Bucklin "Bambino, Old Hill Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2006 Bucklin "Bambino, Old Hill Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The grapes for "Bambino" are from a 10-acre block planted on Old Hill in 1998. This young vine field-blend is patterned after the ancient vine field-blend for which Old Hill is known. The wine is a blend of at least a dozen grape varieties - principally Zinfandel, but also Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet and Grenache to name a few - all fermented together to create this Zinfandel blend.

    Bambino is deep purple in color with intense blackberry aromas and lots of “Old Hill” spice, including nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. The flavors are intense too, with blackberries, cherries, and vanilla spice. The tannins are big but ripe and mouth watering on the finish.

    7.00
    3 votes
    101
    2003 Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2003 Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Classic flavors of old-vine Zinfandel are found in the Dry Creek Reserve. Black pepper violets and blackberry aromas dominate the nose and mouth, while aging in French oak lends smoky and spicy notes. This wine has a broad mouthfeel and elegant structure leading to a long fruity finish.
    6.00
    4 votes
    102
    2004 Ledson "Old Vine" Lodi Zinfandel

    2004 Ledson "Old Vine" Lodi Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Aged in French oak barrels, this wine brings to your nose complex aromas of black cherries, spice and lightly toasted oak with robust big berry, raspberry fruit flavors followed by a rich smooth peppery fruit finish.
    6.00
    4 votes
    103
    6.00
    4 votes
    104
    2005 Limerick Lane "Deco Zin, Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Limerick Lane "Deco Zin, Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Named after the popular art and design movement of the same era, this wine exhibits aromas of red raspberry, red currant and straw. The aromas lead to an explosion of pure and untrammeled raspberry fruit in the mouth, backed by a firm structure of acid and fruit tannin. The incendiary essence of this wine continues over the palate with more fruit on the finish.
    6.00
    4 votes
    105
    8.00
    2 votes
    106
    8.00
    2 votes
    107
    2005 Frank Family "Brown Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Frank Family "Brown Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine is dark and rich in color, reminiscent of violets. This classic Zinfandel leads with sweet blackberry jam, white and black pepper and clove spice. Further opulence emerges as layers of black cherry, blueberry and Asian spice are exposed. The palate is big, bold and ripe with juicy brambleberry and warm plum pudding, supported by integrated tannin and spice, giving a full mid palate and setting the stage for the long supple finish.

    8.00
    2 votes
    108
    2005 Pedroncelli "Mother Clone" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Pedroncelli "Mother Clone" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep purple-red in color, this is a full-bodied wine with many classic Dry Creek Valley characteristics: aromas and flavors of ripe boysenberry, jammy with subtle coffee and butterscotch accents. This is a concentrated Zinfandel that offers a nice balance of fruit, spice and tannin. The finish is long and packed with flavor.
    8.00
    2 votes
    109
    2004 Alex Sotelo Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Alex Sotelo Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Phenomenal nose with blueberry, cherries, raspberries, dark chocolate, vanilla, butter, blackberries and cinnamon. Mid to full body with dark chocolate, straw berry and blueberry jam, taste, with blueberry aftertaste.
    9.00
    1 votes
    110
    9.00
    1 votes
    111
    2005 Cosentino "Cigarzin" Zinfandel

    2005 Cosentino "Cigarzin" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Pomegranate, rhubarb, red cherries, and cream flavors intermingle in a rich, concentrated style with spicy notes. Structured with a bright fruit tartness despite being big, rich, and mouthfilling.
    9.00
    1 votes
    112
    2005 D-Cubed St. Helena Zinfandel

    2005 D-Cubed St. Helena Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has the wonderful aromas of big raspberry fruit with vanilla, sage and allspice. This wine has a very rich texture and supple tannins with flavors of raspberry, cedar, vanilla and cream. The round lush mouth feel carries into the long fruity, spicy and creamy finish.
    9.00
    1 votes
    113
    2005 Domaine Gabriel Billard  "Milliane"  Bourgogne Rouge

    2005 Domaine Gabriel Billard "Milliane" Bourgogne Rouge

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: France
    This Domaine, run by two sisters, Mireille Desmonet and Laurent Jobard (the well-known and respected Drouhin enologist), makes lovely wines in Pommard. The Cuvée Milliane comes from a 1/2 Hectare parcel in the town of Pommard, with vines of more than 45 years of age. A gentle fermentation using native yeasts results in a charming wine, with a bright cherry note and a silky finish. In a year like 2005, this drinks much more like a village Pommard than like a simple Bourgogne Rouge.
    9.00
    1 votes
    114
    2005 JRE "Cavedale Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 JRE "Cavedale Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dark magenta red in color. Aromas of ripe raspberry, black cherry, anise and rose petals. The flavors continue with raspberry, plum, tar and sage spice. The spicy flavors and tannins are well integrated and the finish is long and lingering. 

    9.00
    1 votes
    115
    9.00
    1 votes
    116
    1999 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    1999 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dense aromas and flavors of blackberries are complemented by toasty vanilla nuances with spicy black pepper accenting the finish. A small amount of Tempranillo, aged in new French oak, was used to enhance the forward fruit flavors and complexity of the wine.

    6.67
    3 votes
    117
    2004 D-Cubed Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    2004 D-Cubed Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has aromas of strawberries and blackberries, with black pepper, vanilla, and wild mushrooms. It has a rich body with an exciting structure with some smoothness now that will increase as the wine ages.  The flavors are blackberries, black cherries and pepper, which carry on through to the finish.
    6.67
    3 votes
    118
    2005 Cartlidge & Browne Zinfandel

    2005 Cartlidge & Browne Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    A medium full garnet in color, the wine is full of fresh cherry and cranberry fruit aromas, as well as notes of licorice, leather and peppercorns.  The palate is full of cherry, raspberry and plum, accented by notes of mocha spice, leather, and Mediterranean herbs.
    6.67
    3 votes
    119
    6.67
    3 votes
    120
    6.67
    3 votes
    121
    6.67
    3 votes
    122
    2005 Passalacqua "Maple Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Passalacqua "Maple Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    From head trained vines on the Eastern bench of the Dry Creek Valley, the Maple Vineyard is a mix of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane.  Aromas of raspberry licorice and French oak, with a smooth texture.  A faint white pepper overlays the fruit character of this very bold Zin.
    6.67
    3 votes
    123
    6.67
    3 votes
    124
    2003 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

    2003 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

    • Color: White Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: New Zealand
    A CHALLENGING SEASON REDEEMED BY IDEAL AUTUMN CONDITIONS, FINALLY PRODUCING A MODEST BUT INTENSELY FLAVOURED CROP.



    Pale straw green in colour and mouth-wateringly fragrant, the 2003 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is redolent of a mid-summer kitchen ... ripe passionfruit, yellow plums, juicy limes and freshly picked basil.
    The palate is pure and refreshing with all the hallmarks of a small but perfectly formed crop ... flavours that echo the aromas, with piercing concentration, impeccably balanced acidity ...and a long, crisp finish.

     

    Grapes were sourced from eight estate and grower vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott sub-regions of the Wairau Valley. Free draining, stony soils typify the Rapaura and Renwick areas whilst Fairhall and Brancott are predominantly fine alluvial loams containing some clay. The majority of fruit was grown on the divided Scott Henry trellis system with the exception of a small percentage of young vines.


    The 2003 growing season was punctuated by two severe spring frosts (October and then November) that caused considerable damage to newly formed shoots and grape inflorescences. The cumulative effect of these frosts and cool weather over flowering resulted in very small crops being set, in some vineyards well below 50% of expected yields. Summer weather conditions were settled and dry, but cooler than average temperatures were recorded from January through to March. Marlborough's sunny autumnal conditions came to the rescue ensuring physiological ripeness was achieved across all varieties – even though below average night-time temperatures prevailed throughout the harvest – and finally delivered a very modest crop with terrific flavour profiles and great fruit intensity.


    The Sauvignon Blanc harvest began on the 3rd April, the first fruit coming from the stonier blocks around the winery. Harvesting continued steadily through the progressively later ripening sites, harvest dates being dictated by achievement of optimum fruit flavours. The last fruit was harvested in the Brancott valley on the 17th of April. 


    The fruit was machine harvested during the cooler night and early morning temperatures and transported directly to the winery. The grapes were de-stemmed and transferred straight to tank presses. Free run and lightly pressed juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain. The fermentations were carried out in stainless steel tanks; after fermentation the wine remained in contact with yeast lees for about two months, prior to blending in August and subsequent bottling in September. Final wine analysis shows an alcohol of 13.5%, pH of 3.20 and titratable acidity 7.1 g/l.

    5.75
    4 votes
    125
    2006 Harvest Moon "RandyZin" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2006 Harvest Moon "RandyZin" Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine has caramelized red berry fruit, luscious acidity, and a mouth filling finish. This full-flavored Zin begins its journey with perfumed dark berries on the nose. On the entrance, this wine fills the mouth full and round, while on the finish, it's all about the juicy mouthwatering acidity and dusty mixed berries.

    5.75
    4 votes
    126
    G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut

    G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut

    • Color: Rosé
    • Wine Type: Sparkling wine
    • Country: France
    Golden yellow to the eye with tinges of jade green. The sparkle is gentle, elegant and sustained. On the nose there are citrus hints and rich fruit aromas of white peach and apricot. These lengthen into notes of vanilla, dried fruits and honey.

    On the palate, the complex fusion of fresh fruit and caramel point to the wine’s inherent quality. Gentle acidity, sparkle that’s ample but not overbearing and an unusually long-lasting taste are the hallmarks of a balanced finish, consistent and multi-faceted.
    5.75
    4 votes
    127
    2005 Alderbrook "Old Vine"  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Alderbrook "Old Vine" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This one has summer written all over it.  Big enough to hold its own with a smoked pork roast or a grilled duck breast, light and lively enough to be inviting when the temperature rises.  There’s the standard Zinfandel package—brambles, blackberries and spice—plus a come—hither nose, a pinch of oak, and a dollop of smoothness.  The great thing about old vine Zinfandel is that it’s all depth and no fat.
    7.50
    2 votes
    128
    2005 Dashe "Old Vines, Louvau Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Dashe "Old Vines, Louvau Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    On the nose, black raspberry, cassis, black cherry, lavender, clove, and black pepper.  On the palate, complex blend of black raspberry and cherry fruit, lavender, anise, clove spice; velvety texture, very full-bodied with round chalky tannins, and a long sweet finish of black raspberry fruit and spice.

     

    7.50
    2 votes
    129
    2005 Girard "Old Vine" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Girard "Old Vine" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine is fuller-bodied than previous vintages and presents a dark ruby color. The aroma offers dark cherries, lush blueberries and ripe plums. Warm winter spices and underlying layers of baker’s cocoa round out this powerful wine. The tannins are quite soft and well integrated.

    7.50
    2 votes
    130
    7.50
    2 votes
    131
    5.50
    4 votes
    132
    6.33
    3 votes
    133
    2004 Bonneau "Shenandoah Valley" Amador County Zinfandel

    2004 Bonneau "Shenandoah Valley" Amador County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The wine shows a deep purple-ruby hue accompanied by fragrant suggestions of blackberries, dark plums, raspberries and cassis with supporting notes of black pepper, clove, and nutmeg. On the palate, the wine is smooth, juicy and plump with great integration of fruit and spice, with full body and great purity.
    6.33
    3 votes
    134
    6.33
    3 votes
    135
    6.33
    3 votes
    136
    8.00
    1 votes
    137
    2001 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2001 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This Reserve Zinfandel has a deep red ruby hue.  The scents include intense blackberry, pepper and strawberry jam with hints of vanilla and cigar smoke that add to its complexity.  It’s an elegantly packaged wine with loads of black fruit and peppery spice that mirror the aromas.

    8.00
    1 votes
    138
    2002 Atelier Contra Costa Zinfandel

    2002 Atelier Contra Costa Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Ripe, jammy, and bursting with succulent raspberry fruit the 2002 Zinfandel shows classic bramble berry fruit character wrapped in a framework of soft vanillin oak. The supple entry builds to a rich juicy mid-palate accented by exotic spice notes which in turn is followed by a lingering finish. This wine was hand-crafted from grape to bottle and vinted using traditional techniques. The wine was matured in 100% French oak to soften the natural grape tannin and to further enhance the complex spice notes inherent in this grape variety.
    8.00
    1 votes
    139
    2003 Beaulieu "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    2003 Beaulieu "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is nearly opaque black-ruby with purple highlights. The aromas show dark fruits, licorice, black pepper and minerals, with Rutherford accents of black olive, peppercorn and dark cherry. Full-bodied in texture, this wine has pronounced, dense and concentrated flavors of black currant, anise, sweet vanilla and distinctive minerality. The rich tannins are balanced by medium acidity providing freshness.
    8.00
    1 votes
    140
    8.00
    1 votes
    141
    8.00
    1 votes
    142
    8.00
    1 votes
    143
    8.00
    1 votes
    144
    7.00
    2 votes
    145
    2003 Ballentine "Old Vines" Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2003 Ballentine "Old Vines" Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Raspberries, cranberries and red apple along with hints of cracked black pepper engage the nose. This Zin can be gregarious about its toasty oak notes of vanilla and caramel while remaining delicate about the subtle scents of rose petals. The palate is full bodied, and rounded through to the finish. Fresh berries and baking spices hit the palate first. The oak shows peaks through the fruit with rich toasty qualities and layers of tannin. The finish of the wine has flavors of warm blueberry pie.
    7.00
    2 votes
    146
    2004 Atelier Rockpile Zinfandel

    2004 Atelier Rockpile Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Effusive with ripe plum and briar berry fruit that Rockpile Zinfandel showcases the broad range of spice for which this varietal is known. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and sandalwood aromas follow from the nose through to the palate.  Fifteen months in French and American oak barrels added structure and depth to complement the vibrant fruit and spice.
    7.00
    2 votes
    147
    2004 Harvest Moon Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Harvest Moon Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    On the approach, this wine has dusty notes on deep, dark cherry aromatics with a sturdy body in the mouth with not-so subtle notes of blueberry and caramel on the finish. This wine showcases classic Russian River Valley Zin with exotic
    coconut-spice red fruit nose, medium mouth feel and a medley of red cherries and tart raspberries intertwined with just the right amount of wood on the finish.

    7.00
    2 votes
    148
    7.00
    2 votes
    149
    2005 Mantra "Old Vines" Alexander Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2005 Mantra "Old Vines" Alexander Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is very aromatic with briary aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and chocolate. It is a concentrated and juicy mouthful of wine! It has a mouth-coating forward palate bursting with fruit and a long, lingering finish.
    7.00
    2 votes
    150
    2006 Cline "Ancient Vines" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    2006 Cline "Ancient Vines" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The 2006 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.

    7.00
    2 votes
    151
    2002 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2002 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Deep black-plum color with intense aromas of blackberry, pepper, clove, spice, cedar and black-cherry.  Flavors of concentrated fruit, mocha, blackberry, plum, vanilla, clove and spice, with a round, full-bodied mouth-feel.

    6.00
    3 votes
    152
    2003 Mara Marquise "Old Vines, Luvisi Ranch" Napa Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2003 Mara Marquise "Old Vines, Luvisi Ranch" Napa Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The wine is ruby and purple to the color. The nose is tight at first and opens to raspberry, blueberry and currant with touches of dark chocolate. The wine is concentrated but shows finesse with touches of black pepper with a medium bodied core. The mouth shows a caramel, toffee softness with hints of a lot of different spices.  The acidity shows in the mid-palate and really shows off at the end with cherry, blackberry, and raspberry pops.
    6.00
    3 votes
    153
    2005 Benessere "Black Glass" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Benessere "Black Glass" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has distinctive spicy cherry and raspberry jam characteristics apparent in the nose. In addition, the 2005 has considerable depth and layers of black fruit, cinnamon and clove in the nose as well as the palate.
    6.00
    3 votes
    154
    6.00
    3 votes
    155
    2005 Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Ripe fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry mingle with an elegant mid palate of creamy vanilla. The lightly toasted oak profile, along with a medley of spices, lengthen the finish and add complexity.
    6.00
    3 votes
    156
    6.00
    3 votes
    157
    2003 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2003 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Deep ruby red color. Classic aromas of blueberries, peppery blackberry, intense black cherry and a touch vanilla define this Zinfandel.  Rich, jammy flavors of blueberry, blackberry, plum, and sweet vanilla, round out this juicy and smooth California variety followed by a lingering, balanced finish. 

    5.67
    3 votes
    158
    5.67
    3 votes
    159
    2005 Manzanita Creek "Three Vines, Benchmark" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Manzanita Creek "Three Vines, Benchmark" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Heart-stopping Zinfandel, a heavy hitter that slaps you around and makes you pay attention. Succulent and earthy with concentrated dark ripe fruits, raisins and black cherry smoky bacon and oak. Lingering finish that leaves your heart racing and your taste buds begging for more.
    5.67
    3 votes
    160
    2002 Fife "Mendocino Uplands" Mendocino County Zinfandel

    2002 Fife "Mendocino Uplands" Mendocino County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The flavors of strawberry compote come forward and define this Zin. Petite Syrah and Carignane add structure and tannin along with wild berry zest and spice. Soft entry, luscious fruit and spice flavors.

    6.50
    2 votes
    161
    6.50
    2 votes
    162
    2005 Acorn "Heritage Vines, Alegria Vineyards" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Acorn "Heritage Vines, Alegria Vineyards" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This dark beauty opens with seductive aromas of ripe blackberry, vanilla, and toasty oak. Smooth luscious layers of plum, black raspberry, cocoa, and spicy black pepper mingle with the essence of strawberry from the Carignane and Cinsaut. The Petite Sirah and Alicante provide subtle tannins and structure and add to the lingering flavors of dark-skinned fruit. Delicious now, and with aging will continue to develop.
    6.50
    2 votes
    163
    2005 August Briggs Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 August Briggs Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Color is a deep, dark ruby. It has a classic Zin nose filled with ripe blackberry, currant, mocha, red pepper, and tobacco. In the mouth it is very expressive with exhuberant wildberry, plum and mocha flavors. This wine has a long, chocolatey finish. 
    6.50
    2 votes
    164
    2005 Bella Alexander Valley Late Harvest Zinfandel

    2005 Bella Alexander Valley Late Harvest Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Dessert wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Dark, super-ripe fruit, with flavors of sugarplums, caramel, cola, and spice, it has a long, lingering, mouth-coating finish that lasts forever. It is the perfect finishing touch with cheeses or a dark, rich chocolate dessert.
    6.50
    2 votes
    165
    2005 Ravenswood Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Zinfandel has pleasing bright, ripe plum flavors with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannin structure followed by a racy, lingering finish that tastes of raspberries, cloves, cardamom and vanilla.
    6.50
    2 votes
    166
    2004 S.E. Chase Family "Hayne Vineyard" St. Helena Zinfandel

    2004 S.E. Chase Family "Hayne Vineyard" St. Helena Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine starts in the nose with a blast of jammy raspberries; the first taste takes you on a journey of blackberry pie, plums and red, ripe currants. It keeps going with hints of oak, anise and cocoa on the back end. Smooth, balanced and elegant.
    5.33
    3 votes
    167
    2005 CrauforD "Kilt Lifter, Brown Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 CrauforD "Kilt Lifter, Brown Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is black cherries, plums, pepper, cloves and cinnamon. The spicy tones from the oak are well integrated and a nice counterpoint to the rich fruit characteristics. This is a big gentle wine with medium-bodied tannins. It has a very lush and enticing texture that belies the nice natural acidity.
    5.33
    3 votes
    168
    5.33
    3 votes
    169
    2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio

    2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: Italy
    Particularly elegant, olfactory complexity with predominant balsamic sensations, of mint, fruit jams; its taste matches the bouquet; its structure is rich, ample and of great character, with a notable presence of delicate tannins; surprising is the delicacy with which it caresses the palate.
    7.00
    1 votes
    170
    2005 Ballentine "Block 11, Pocai Vineyard" Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Ballentine "Block 11, Pocai Vineyard" Napa Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Blackberry jam and brambly fruits along with cranberry, pepper and vanilla first hit the nose. A classic big bodied Zinfandel, this wine intertwines big red fruits with dried cranberries and baking spices to make a complex wine with layers of interest. The body is full and silky, all the while engaging the senses and re-inforcing the blackberry and raspberry intensity in the wine. The finish lingers on for a while reminiscent of an elegant cherry liqueur.
    7.00
    1 votes
    171
    7.00
    1 votes
    172
    7.00
    1 votes
    173
    2005 Francis Ford Coppola "Director's Cut" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Francis Ford Coppola "Director's Cut" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Made with fruit grown entirely in the Dry Creek Valley appellation, this unique Zinfandel includes small amounts of Petite Sirah. Half of the fruit is crushed whole, and the must is fermented in open-top fermenters for maximum color extraction and flavor enhancement. The wine is aged in French oak, which adds the essence of toasted spice and French vanilla to heady aromas of rum raisin, black currant, and red cherry.

    7.00
    1 votes
    174
    7.00
    1 votes
    175
    2005 Ravenswood "Old Hill Ranch Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood "Old Hill Ranch Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    93-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Explosively perfumed nose offers energetic raspberry and wild strawberry aromas lifted by exotic floral and mineral tones. Vibrant, palate-staining red berry flavors display remarkable intensity and depth, with a fine-grained, silky texture. I know there are tannins here but they're completely hidden. Seductive, penetrating and brilliantly focused, with a finish that refuses to let up." (May/June 07)
    7.00
    1 votes
    176
    7.00
    1 votes
    177
    7.00
    1 votes
    178
    6.00
    2 votes
    179
    6.00
    2 votes
    180
    6.00
    2 votes
    181
    2004 D-Cubed "Black Sears Vineyard" Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    2004 D-Cubed "Black Sears Vineyard" Howell Mountain Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is very spicy with aromas of cloves, blackberry, plum and white pepper. This wine has a nice tannin structure and a wonderful acid balance to keep the wine bright and fresh. There are flavors of blackberry, plum and wild mushrooms. This wine lingers gracefully on the pallet with a smoky-spicy finish.
    6.00
    2 votes
    182
    2004 Limerick Lane "Old Vine, Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2004 Limerick Lane "Old Vine, Collins Vineyard" Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep, dark ruby red color leads to aromas of plum, raspberry, caramel and caramelized sugar with a touch of mint, oak char and spice. This wine enters the mouth with intense fruit flavors of plum and blackberry becoming expansive on the middle palate. Strong tones of native acidity lead to a lengthy and smooth finish.
    6.00
    2 votes
    183
    2004 Manzanita Creek "Finetti Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Manzanita Creek "Finetti Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Upfront and cheeky with lashings of spicy clove and allspice followed up with anise and bright aromas of plum cherry and raisin. Your palate is pummeled by mouth filling flavors of cherry and raspberry with hints of cedar, rounded tannins and just the right amount of heat.
    6.00
    2 votes
    184
    2005 Bella "Belle Canyon" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    2005 Bella "Belle Canyon" Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The flavors of cherry liqueur, red raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and cola are complemented with hints of mocha and vanilla. The wine exhibits soft tannins and culminates in a long and silky finish. This wine will age gracefully for 6 to 8 years.
    6.00
    2 votes
    185
    2005 Bluenose Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Bluenose Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Having lots of fruit, this concentrated Zinfandel has black pepper, black raspberry and cassis-like aromas. The luscious flavors are rich and jammy with some black cherry, cedar and a little sweet oak in the finish.
    6.00
    2 votes
    186
    2005 Domaine Daniel Rion Le Vaucrain, Côte de Nuits-Villages

    2005 Domaine Daniel Rion Le Vaucrain, Côte de Nuits-Villages

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: France
    This comes from the border between the village of Premeaux and Comblanchien, from an extremely well-situated vineyard located next to Clos de Marechale, the very well-known Premier Cru Nuits St. George vineyard, whose wine sells for $90 or more per bottle. This has a very Nuits character, and is a delightful wine, with nice spice, a bit of structure and fairly prominent red fruit notes. It represents a terrific value in 2005 Burgundy. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)
    6.00
    2 votes
    187
    2005 Ledson Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2005 Ledson Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2005 Sonoma County Zinfandel is a vigorous, jammy wine loaded with aromas of ripe raspberries, caramel, and Indian spices that prepare your palate for the distinct flavors of white pepper, crushed raspberries, and leather. On the finish, you’ll experience a burst of currants and hints of vanilla.
    6.00
    2 votes
    188
    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Old Vine Zinfandel has deep ruby color and intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and allspice. On the palate, the flavors burst with blueberry pie, vanilla, and dark cherry fruit. The wine gains additional balance and strength from its excellent acidity and supple tannins, which are well integrated with French oak. The finish is long and impressive with additional dark fruit flavors and toasty nuances creating a silky mouthfeel.
    5.00
    3 votes
    189
    2005 JRE Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 JRE Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dark purple plum in color. The aromas are of ripe cherry, mocha, white pepper and wild flowers. Flavors are racy and spicy with concentrated sweet raspberry, blackberry, chocolate and spice box. Rich and mouth-filling, with firm acidity and well balanced tannins.

    5.00
    3 votes
    190
    2001 F. Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2001 F. Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Dark and inky, with a lovely black cherry nose. Huge mouth-feel with a long lingering finish of slightly sweet fruit. Roundplums lead to prickly berries with a hint of nutmeg and clove.
    5.50
    2 votes
    191
    2002 Graeser "Alex's Ruff Red" North Coast Table Wine

    2002 Graeser "Alex's Ruff Red" North Coast Table Wine

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has ripe red fruit and berry aromas lifting up with a cinnamon or holiday spice mixed in. It is medium bodied and full flavored. Wonderful berry, cherry, red currant, and spice.
    5.50
    2 votes
    192
    2004 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    2004 Clos du Bois Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep, ruby red in color, aromas of intense blueberry and ripe strawberry intermingle with violet floral notes and hints of vanilla, roasted oak and black pepper.  Flavors of blueberry, plum and red berry explode on the palate.  This Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a superb example of the region’s signature varietal: rich, ripe and elegant, with a soft, velvety texture.   
    5.50
    2 votes
    193
    2005 Brown Estate Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Brown Estate Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep, brilliant garnet in color, this wine exudes a terrific nose of plum liqueur commingled with cherry blossom and Chinese five spice. This is a full-bodied wine with voluptuous texture exuding gorgeously pure flavors that ooze over the palate. Mocha and caramel notes tease out subtle hints of dried apricot and sweet orange scented allspice. Jammy, exotic, rich, exuberant and altogether sultry.
    5.50
    2 votes
    194
    5.50
    2 votes
    195
    2006 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Sin Zin" Zinfandel

    2006 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Sin Zin" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2006 edition shows classic Sin Zin and Alexander Valley characteristics. There are notes of boysenberry and wild strawberry along with some crushed black pepper. But it's also a touch darker and richer than some previous versions: there's an addition of a small amount of Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley to the blend before the wine is aged in French and American oak.
    5.50
    2 votes
    196
    2005 Dashe "Old Vines, Todd Brothers Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Dashe "Old Vines, Todd Brothers Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    On the nose, intense blackberry, cassis, and chocolate, followed by subtle aromas of perfumed lavender and violet, along with anise, and roasted coffee.  On the palate, viscose and mouthfilling, with complex flavors of blackberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit, followed by chocolate, coffee, and clove spice. Quite rich with a long, persistent fruit and spice finish.

    4.67
    3 votes
    197
    2005 Elyse "Morisoli Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Elyse "Morisoli Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dark ruby colored, this wine has inviting aromas of mixed berries, cola, baking spices and strawberry preserves. On the palate, deep yet bright flavors of ripe raspberries and blackberries along with sensations of toffee and crème brulee are followed by a round mouthfeel and an elegant, balanced harmonious finish.

    4.67
    3 votes
    198
    2000 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2000 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Toasty, vanilla spice characters contributed by the American oak barrels highlight classic varietal flavors of blackberry and black pepper.
    6.00
    1 votes
    199
    2003 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2003 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Complex nose of ripe apricot, raspberry, cassis, red currant, wet stone, herbs and white pepper. Smooth, rich mouthful of apricot, cassis and white pepper flavors framed by good acidity. Very ripe integrated tannins. Finish with long lingering flavors of jammy fruit and herb.
    6.00
    1 votes
    200
    2004 Dogwood Cellars Mendocino County Zinfandel

    2004 Dogwood Cellars Mendocino County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Soft and elegant. This beautiful Zin offers floral scents, then bursts with ripe black cherries and bold summer berries, and finally leaves the palate with a delicate, french vanilla farewell. Sturdy tannins and structure promise superior aging for 5 to 7 years.
    6.00
    1 votes
    201
    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard "Beeson Ranch" Zinfandel

    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard "Beeson Ranch" Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Hailing from a vineyard well over 100 years old, the 2004 Beeson Ranch Zinfandel defines the concept of terroir in the Dry Creek Valley. This rich, elegant wine displays aromas of cardamom and white pepper that are unique to this vineyard. On the palate are elegant flavors of black cherry, vanilla, and plum. The finish is silky and smooth with supple tannins that bring harmony and balance to this one-of-a-kind wine.
    6.00
    1 votes
    202
    2005 Bartholomew Park Estate Vineyard Zinfandel

    2005 Bartholomew Park Estate Vineyard Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Deep color and rich aromas of white pepper, dusty cocoa and coffee lead to a smooth, full-bodied Zinfandel with juicy raspberry and vanilla flavors that linger through a lush, chewy finish.
    6.00
    1 votes
    203
    2005 Bella Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Bella Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This zin is from some of the most select vineyard plots located in the Dry Creek Valley. With its amazing bouquet of wild berries, licorice, crushed violets and sweet vanilla, it explodes with intense fruit flavors of blackberries, ripe raspberries, mocha, jasmine tea, chocolate, leather, anise and cinnamon. The tannins are soft and silky and the finish lingers for several tantalizing moments.
    6.00
    1 votes
    204
    2005 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Dark purple-ruby. A drop-dead gorgeous nose of spring flowers, mulberry, cassis, and spice. Classic Carlisle Vineyard. On the palate, full and rich with an explosion of raspberry, cassis, and briery flavors. Quite structured and serious for zinfandel.

    6.00
    1 votes
    205
    2005 Hagafen Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Hagafen Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    A rich combination of blackberry, boysenberry, and sweet oak on the nose.  On the palate is a superb blend of cherry and black cherry, accented by anise, clove, and roasted cocoa.  Firm, silky tannins work in concert with the long finish.
    6.00
    1 votes
    206
    2004 Blockheadia Ringnosii Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2004 Blockheadia Ringnosii Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Wild berry fragrance. Forward flavors of baking spices and boysenberries lead to a taste of summer berries. The luscious berry mix is complimented by just the right tannin structure, allowing a long graceful finish.
    5.00
    2 votes
    207
    2004 D-Cubed Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2004 D-Cubed Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine has black cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of sage and allspice. This wine is smooth and elegant, with the balance and structure to improve with age. There are lots of black cherry flavors rounded out with black pepper and allspice.
    5.00
    2 votes
    208
    5.00
    2 votes
    209
    2005 Bucklin "Old Hill Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Bucklin "Old Hill Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine is produced from a certified organic, dry-farmed field-blend planted on Old Hill in the 1880’s. The vineyard is a mosaic of over two dozen grape varieties — principally Zinfandel, but also Grenache, Alicante Bouchet, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignane, and Tempranillo, to name a few. All are blended together in this wine.

    The color of this signature Old Hill Zin is dark purple and the aromas are wonderfully complex. There is an impressive array of sweet cherries, blackberries, plums and earthy "old hill" spice that lend structure and depth. The French oak contributes toast and vanilla aromas while enhancing the ripe grape tannins on the finish. Follow the evolution of this wine in your glass as it opens up or decant if you are in a hurry. The wine will reach its peak maturity in 7-10 years.

    5.00
    2 votes
    210
    2005 Hartford Family Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Hartford Family Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This old-vine Zinfandel provides alluring aromas of blackberry, sweet pipe tobacco, black pepper and anise, complemented by flavors reminiscent of fresh-baked blackberry pie with allspice, anise and caramel notes on the finish.
    5.00
    2 votes
    211
    5.00
    2 votes
    212
    Chase Family Zinfandel Port

    Chase Family Zinfandel Port

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Fortified wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Taken from the best port lots of 2003, 2004, and 2005, this wine begins with earthy scents of cedar and tobacco then unfolds to show walnut, plum and baked cherry flavors. Big and chewy, silky tannins with a smoky edge running through and a super long finish with nutty overtones.
    5.00
    2 votes
    213
    4.50
    2 votes
    214
    2005 Ferrari-Carano Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    2005 Ferrari-Carano Dry Creek Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Aromas of fresh raspberry jam, boysenberry syrup, hints of bubble gum and a touch of pepper, this wine has a concentrated palate of Bing cherry, ripe blackberry, spice and rich vanilla cream. Silky tannins round out the long, smooth finish.

    4.50
    2 votes
    215
    2005 Homefire Cellars Sonoma County Zinfandel

    2005 Homefire Cellars Sonoma County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine has aromas of blackberry, oak, spice, and black raspberry, followed on the palate by black cherry, blackberry, herbs-dried, salted black licorice, black raspberry, and earth.

    4.50
    2 votes
    216
    4.50
    2 votes
    217
    2004 De Loach "Gambogi Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2004 De Loach "Gambogi Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Classic brambly aromas, raspberry, chocolate and spice mingle together in this rich and flavorful Zinfandel.  Its big, firm structure accentuates vibrant fruit and oak.  This elegant wine offers layers of complexity, firm tannins and a long finish.
    5.00
    1 votes
    218
    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Late Harvest Zinfandel

    2004 Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Late Harvest Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Dessert wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Late Harvest Zinfandel is the product of a very hot and dry 2004 harvest. In order to achieve the desired level of ripeness, the grapes were allowed to hang on the vine for an additional month to concentrate flavors and sugar. When harvested, the fruit registered 37.2º Brix. This wine is juicy and full-bodied on the palate with mulberry, plum and blackberry notes. It is well balanced, without being overripe, and is best enjoyed as an after-dinner complement with a favorite dessert or cheese.
    5.00
    1 votes
    219
    5.00
    1 votes
    220
    2005 Artezin Zinfandel

    2005 Artezin Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This fruit comes from some of California’s finest Zinfandel regions including Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, Amador (Shenandoah Valley), and Mendocino (Ukiah Valley). Deep ruby red in color, this Zinfandel shows forward blackberry and raspberry aromas melding with black pepper, licorice and currants. Black cherry flavors follow with nutmeg, allspice, pepper, and dark chocolate undertones while the texture is rich and round with some sweet tannins giving backbone and structure. 
    5.00
    1 votes
    221
    2005 Hartford Family "Hartford Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Hartford Family "Hartford Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The Hartford Vineyard's low yielding vines produce elegant zinfandel characterized by sumptuous and velvety texture. Boysenberry, anise and East Asian spice aromas transition into ripe black raspberry and mulberry flavors with a cinnamon stick finish. Well-integrated tannins juxtapose exceptional viscosity, gravelly notes and a very opulent texture.
    5.00
    1 votes
    222
    2006 Cline "Heritage" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    2006 Cline "Heritage" Contra Costa County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The Heritage Zinfandel is big and flavorful, with notes of mint, sweet berries, spice, coffee, and licorice. The wine’s acidity and tannins are firm, but balanced, creating a luscious wine.
    5.00
    1 votes
    223
    2004 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2004 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This deep, cherry red Zinfandel exhibits intense aromas of blueberry, loganberry and baking spices with undertones of black pepper.  The juicy blackberry flavors combine with lush plum and supple tannins to finish in a bold, fruit forward wine that is a classic example of the varietal. 

    4.00
    2 votes
    224
    2004 Hendry "Block 28, Hendry Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Hendry "Block 28, Hendry Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The concentrated dark fruit flavors include deep berry, cocoa, and black currant.  Other aromas and flavors include black licorice, smoky spice, bay, dusty earth and mineral.  Full bodied, with very fine tannin structure, good grip and a long finish. French oak is spicy and well integrated. The wine is full bodied, with very fine tannin structure and a long finish.
    4.00
    2 votes
    225
    4.00
    1 votes
    226
    2002 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    2002 Clos du Bois North Coast Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    With a deep ruby red hue this Zinfandel has aromas of intense blueberry, red raspberry, vanilla, and clove.  It’s an elegant, fleshy Zinfandel, with loads of black fruit, a silky texture and a long finish that brings out a touch of cinnamon spice.

    4.00
    1 votes
    227
    4.00
    1 votes
    228
    2005 Cosentino "THE ZIN" Lodi Zinfandel

    2005 Cosentino "THE ZIN" Lodi Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is exotically spicy and rich. It is black fruit oriented with aromas of black cherry and currants. Rich and jammy, this is a very intense wine, blackberry and black pepper notes and lots of extraction.
    4.00
    1 votes
    229
    2005 Ledson Mendocino County Zinfandel

    2005 Ledson Mendocino County Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Bold aromas of Marianberry pie and molasses leap forward as cinnamon and sweet Cuban tobacco hang back and integrate into a palate of plums and jammy raspberries. Characteristics of smoked cedar sawdust and tealeaves yields to soft dusted tannins on the finish.
    4.00
    1 votes
    230
    2005 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    2005 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Whereas the 2004 was produced from a single Pinot Noir clone, the 2005 combines grape clones 115 and 777 from this same vineyard.  The wine is huge now and will take on additional weight in the bottle over the next year.  The nose exudes floral overtones, complimented by smoke and ripe cherries.  Roasted elements are very apparent.  On the palate this is a lush wine with substantial body, nice tannic structure and extraordinary length
    4.00
    1 votes
    231
    2005 Zinfandel "Rocky Top"

    2005 Zinfandel "Rocky Top"

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This lovely wine is a rich example of the .Amador. Zinfandel style. The aromas are reminiscent of ripe blackberries, cherries, and cocoa. Made entirely from our own CCOF certified organically grown grapes.  This wine is a perfect match for roasts, steak, and rich sauces, and will complement aged, full flavored cheeses.
    4.00
    1 votes
    232
    2002 Inspiration Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    2002 Inspiration Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    The grapes for this wine come from two small hand tended hillside vineyards in the western Sonoma County foothills of the Alexander Valley.  Medium bodied, with flavors of red raspberry, blackberry and black pepper.

    0.00
    0 votes
    233
    2003 Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Port

    2003 Alderbrook Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Port

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Fortified wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2003 Zinfandel Port is made with fruit from the estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.  In the nose, intense ripe fruit aromas of boysenberry and blackberry prevail.  The mouth has wonderful density, with hints of dark chocolate enhancing the fruit flavors.  The vibrant entry, lengthy middle, and pleasing finish provide a structure that allows the flavors and aromas to shine. 
    0.00
    0 votes
    234
    2004 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This wine is dark and brooding offering a thrilling combination of blueberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors that are rich and concentrated yet vivid and well integrated with soft and complex tannins.
    0.00
    0 votes
    235
    2004 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2004 Jus Soli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The aromas show exotic spices with a raspberry compote focus, but it also has more mysterious aromas of  mineral and earth. The flavors show baked apricot, raspberry, currant and fig with notes of black pepper and black licorice. All of this is carried on a rich, plush texture. The finishing flavors are no less complex with ripe fruit, pepper, spice and mineral all intermingling.
    0.00
    0 votes
    236
    2005 Abundance "Abundantly Rich Red, Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Zinfandel

    2005 Abundance "Abundantly Rich Red, Mencarini Vineyards" Lodi Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    The 2005 Abundantly Rich Red is made entirely from the Mencarini Family grapes in Lodi. This vintage of the famous Rich Red is another stellar addition.

    The rich blend of old California varietals Zinfandel and Carignane leaves nothing to the imagination. This wine is loaded with intense fruity aromas of Bing cherries, plums and blackberries in contrast with chocolate and toasty aromas contributed by the judicious use of oak barrels. The mouth feel is full with soft, ripe tannins, and the finish is long and almost sweet without being sugary.
    0.00
    0 votes
    237
    2005 Alderbrook "Wagon Wheel" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Alderbrook "Wagon Wheel" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    Alderbrook Winery applied the fanciful name "Wagon Wheel" to evoke the look of the vine’s canes, growing from the tops of the head-pruned vines, circling the plant and making sort of grape-vine wagon wheel.   The classic black pepper aromas and brambly fruit flavors are to be expected of Dry Creek Zinfandel.  The surprise is the wine’s precise balance and accessible structure.
    0.00
    0 votes
    238
    0.00
    0 votes
    239
    2005 Bella "Big River Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Bella "Big River Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    Year after year, the fruit from this vineyard results in a dark, inky and extremely complex wine. The fruit flavors are made up of dark rasberry and blackberry flavors, with chocolate and coffee undertones.

    With its wonderfully dark hue and intoxicating bouquet of ripe, red fruit, this wine rewards the palate with a combination of dark berry and spice, followed by a silky finish. Cellar for at least 8-10 years.

    0.00
    0 votes
    240
    2005 Calistoga Cellars Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Calistoga Cellars Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Napa Valley Zinfandel's beautiful color is coupled with unusual Zinfandel flavor, rich in plump black cherry and currant flavors, that finishes with a light touch of vanilla. This style that is more based on finesse than power, full of fruit and bursting with flavor, with nice hints of vanilla the finish is lingering with acidity and supple oak notes.
    0.00
    0 votes
    241
    2005 Coturri "Chauvet Vineyards" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Coturri "Chauvet Vineyards" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This Zinfandel is reminiscent of the Zinfandels produced in the late 1970's: very dark color, aromas of blackberries, a sweet middle and a dry acid finish. A very BRIGHT wine that is pleasing to the palate.
    0.00
    0 votes
    242
    2005 Elyse "Couzins" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Elyse "Couzins" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine is medium dark purple colored with intriguing aromas of wild plums, red berries, blackberries, cola and smoky spice. It shows flavors of dark plum and cherry with hints of spicy oak and a light overlay of coffee, chocolate and spice. It is full on the palate, lushly textured and backed by a bright finish.

     

    0.00
    0 votes
    243
    2005 Elyse "Korte Ranch" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Elyse "Korte Ranch" Napa Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine is deep ruby/purple colored with aromas of wild red berries, roasted nuts and crème de cassis. On the palate, a long lasting finish follows flavors of fresh berry pie, plums and blackberry jam with just a touch of white pepper. This rich ripe Zinfandel is weighty on the palate, yet keeps its balance in check.

    0.00
    0 votes
    244
    0.00
    0 votes
    245
    2005 Kokomo "Perotti Vineyards" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Kokomo "Perotti Vineyards" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    This is a classic profile Zinfandel. It has bright acidity that is complimented by red raspberry, strawberry jam, and a lively spice, full of richness and complexity. A balanced wine which lacks overwhelming tannin, making it a beautiful pare with food.
    0.00
    0 votes
    246
    2005 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino

    2005 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: Italy
    This wine is full of ripe Sangiovese fruit, lush, plum and chocolate flavors coat the palate, yet the inherent structure of this incredible 4* vintage gives the wine superb depth, concentration and scintillating aromas. Drink it now and it will give you a thrilling drinking experience and will age well for the next 4-5 years. Try it now with pasta, roasted chicken or grilled meats. (Greg St.Clair, K&L Italian buyer)
    0.00
    0 votes
    247
    2005 Ravenswood "Big River Vineyard" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ravenswood "Big River Vineyard" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    90-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Distinctly wild nose combines musky, liqueur-like cherry and blackberry aromas energized by classic varietal cracked pepper. Lush and creamy, with sweet cherry and dark berry flavors, fully absorbed tannins and very good persistence. Emerging spice notes add vibrancy to the finish." (May/June 07)
    0.00
    0 votes
    248
    0.00
    0 votes
    249
    2005 Ridge "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    2005 Ridge "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America
    "There have been a number of noteworthy Zinfandel bottlings from this outstanding Sonoma site, but, other than those from the hand of Paul Draper, we can recall few that have shown the degree of depth and sheer fruity precision of this lively young wine. Its concentration and richness come without worrisome heat, and, while never less than fully ripe, it remains balanced and remarkably light on its feet. It has the feel of a wine that is destined for better with time, and, however delicious it is at the present time, it should continue to unfold and evolve for a good many years." (Connoisseur's Guide, 93 Points)
    0.00
    0 votes
    250
    2006 Cline Zinfandel

    2006 Cline Zinfandel

    • Color: Red Wine
    • Wine Type: Still Wine
    • Country: United States of America

    This wine displays a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging. Firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine.

    0.00
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