Brian Maloney blends this wine from zinfandel grown in the Sonoma and Russian River valleys. It’s zesty, with an iron-oxide undertone to the black fruit. The tannins have the bitter spice of black pepper, and firm up the wine’s round structure. Built for beef.
Attila’s Selection Zinfandel Reviews
This is a thick, rich and very ripe wine, with a charred back note making its way against higher-toned tastes of red raspberry and blackberry. The oak is integrated and the wine softly varietal, but it packs a punch on the palate. —V.B
This big-bodied Zinfandel intrigues with a commingling of rustic charm and brawny California ripeness. The power and concentration of lush blackberry and plum are accessorized by dusty leather and dried herb, with a finishing touch of black pepper.