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- DeRose Zinfandel Old Vines Cedolini Vineyard Cienega Valley 2015$29.98Availability:In StockThis one is love at first sniff for any true fan of Zinfandel. It will also win a lot of converts to the varietal among those who don’t think of Zinfandel as ‘serious’ wine. One good whiff of the spicy, brambly, old-vine berry aromas transports us back to some of Zinfanel’s greatest hits from the breakout efforts of the early 1990s. DeRose has 15 acres of Zinfandel vines originally planted on their own roots in the late 1890s. Dry farmed on steep hillsides in Cienega Valley, the head-trained vines produce highly pigmented grapes inscribed with a spicy mountain terroir. This kind of profile is very hard to create. You either have the special old vines and the understanding of what to do with them, or you don’t. Captivating aromatics and tender, ripe, plush but still buoyant fruit on the palate are on stunning display here. This is the essence of what ‘old vines’ are all about. In all of the wines we taste we’re lucky to run into two or three a year like this one. A rich-yet-balanced expression of Zin-ness, with flecks of the area’s spice and faintly chalky mineral terroir, this wine has incomparable harmony and surprising complexity. Everyone should taste this just to see what Zinfandel at the top of its game can be, and Zinfandel fans simply should not miss it, period! The wine is powerful, rich but on point. It is neither jammy nor alcohlic, though it has a ton of chewy dark fruit and a healthy knock of octane. Nope, the balanced found in the fruit from these 100+ year-old vines allows this wine to push the envelope but come across as balanced. A fantastic, heritage wine.
- Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2017WS92JD98VM91-94$49.98Availability:In Stock98 Points! The 2017 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch comes from very old vines in the Russian River (planted in 1926) and is 89% Zinfandel with the balance a mix of other varieties (this cuvée is all black varieties, with no whites). Aged in 25% new barrels, it has awesome complexity in its dark currants, blackberry, and blueberry fruits as well as notes of ground pepper, crushed violets, smoke earth, and eucalyptus. Deep, full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it still stays perfectly balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, good acidity, and plenty of elegance (although this beauty certainly brings the power). It’s a magical, singular Zinfandel to drink over the coming 15-20 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Mancini Ranch 2016WS93JD96WA94Please proceed to checkout to reveal our lowest price.Special Price $44.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! Another awesome Zinfandel blend from Mike, the 2016 Zinfandel Mancini Ranch is 85% Zinfandel and the rest a mix of assorted varieties, from vines planted in 1922, all aged in 21% new French oak. Crème de cassis, plums, cedary spice, and crushed flowers notes, medium to full body, fine, elegant tannin, and an ethereal, seamless texture all make for a thrilling, awesome wine that can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more. - Jeb DunnuckLearn MoreJeff Cohn Cellars Zinfandel Sweetwater Springs Vineyard 2015JD94$39.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! The Russian River 2015 Zinfandel Sweetwater Springs Vineyard gives up a big, boisterous bouquet of black raspberries, plums, Asian spices, cured meats, and cedar. Just screaming Zinfandel at the top of its lungs, it has medium to full body, a rounded, fleshy mid-palate, and loads of charm. It's going to drink nicely for upwards of a decade. 91 Pts Wine Advocate The 2015 Zinfandel Sweetwater Springs Vineyard is medium to deep garnet-purple with a nose of prunes, fruitcake and spice box with hints of dried flowers, hoisin, smoked meats and leather. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a tart line cutting through the dense dried-berry flavors, it offers a firm, chewy frame and great length. - Jeb DunnuckLearn MoreMarietta Zinfandel Alexander Valley Estate Grown Angeli 2016JD93VM92$29.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2016 Zinfandel Angeli (96% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah, and 2% Petite Sirah) comes from Alexander Valley in the northern part of California. Its plum/purple color is followed by a rockingly good bouquet of spiced plums, cedar, sandalwood, and exotic spice. Medium to full-bodied, focused, elegant and seamless, with a silky texture, it's very much in the style of the 2016 vintage. While already hard to resist, it should keep for 6-7 years. It's a great value. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn MoreOutpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain 2016JD96$49.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! I loved the 2016 Zinfandel Howell Mountain, and this beauty has everything you could want from a mountain Zinfandel. Possessing a huge perfume of blue fruits, leafy herbs, and cedarwood, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and a pleasure-bent, complex, layered texture that just begs to be drunk. It too will keep for over a decade. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn MoreBruce Patch Zinfandel Harris-Kratka Vineyard Alexander valley 2016Special Price $24.98 Regular Price $34.98Availability:In StockCrimson in color. 15.5% ABV. 85% Zinfandel, 10 Carignane and 5% Petite Sirah. Harris Kratka Vineyard is in the Chalk Hill AVA near Healdsburg. Perfumed nose of brambly red fruits, licorice, flowers and pepper. Medium to full bodied with acidity in spades. Fresh, bright and silky. Cherries, raspberry compote, salmonberry and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. The best Zinfandel I have had from Bruce Patch. Drink over the next 2-4 years. Learn MoreHartford Zinfandel Old Vine Russian River Valley 2017WS93JD92$32.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Offers a lively beam of crisp acidity, paired with complex and precise blueberry, raspberry, white pepper and licorice flavors that build richness toward a long finish. Drink now through 2026. - Wine SpectatorLearn MoreCarlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County 2017WS90JD93VM90-93$29.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! While it was a difficult vintage for Zinfandel due to the heat, you wouldn’t know that by tasting these Zinfandels from Carlisle. The 2017 Zinfandel Sonoma County offers a beautiful sense of elegance and purity as well as pretty cherry fruits, violets, flowers, and spice. It’s not a heavyweight yet shines for its seamless texture, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s a steal at the price. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Piner-Olivet Ranches 2017WS92JD93VM91-94$39.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2017 Zinfandel Piner-Olivet Ranches always represents a blend of vineyards, but in 2017 it comes primarily from the Carlisle Estate Vineyard in the Russian River. Darker fruits, chocolate, spice box, and plenty of roasted herb notes all flow to a mouthfilling, textured 2017 that has plenty of grip and length. It will keep for a decade with no issues. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comQuivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2016WS92JD91$19.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! Zesty, yet with a sense of refinement, this textbook Dry Creek style offers vibrant raspberry, dried sage and cracked pepper flavors that sprint toward fine tannins. Drink now through 2025. - Wine SpectatorLearn MoreBedrock Zinfandel California Old Vine 2017WS93VM91$24.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Old-school meets new in this Zinfandel, with just enough polish and plumpness to match the briary rusticity. Offers expressive black cherry, smoky anise and white pepper flavors. - Wine Spectator
The 2017 Zinfandel Old Vine is gorgeous. Fresh, floral and beautifully perfumed, it is light on its feet yet delivers tons of flavor intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, cedar, tobacco and floral notes are all pushed forward. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2017 was aged 60% in foudres of various sizes and 40% in smaller French oak barrels. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Learn MoreLimerick Lane Zinfandel Estate Russian River 2016JD95VM95Please proceed to checkout to reveal our lowest price.Special Price $39.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! The 2016 Zinfandel Russian River Estate is another gorgeous wine from this estate. Plums, sandalwood, Asian spices, and a hint of cigar all flow to a seamless, elegant Zinfandel that shows the class and quality of this vintage. With medium to full-bodied richness and building, fine tannin, it has complexity, texture, and length. Bravo! - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn MoreRidge Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2016JD93JS93WA93VM94$38.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! The 2016 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is bright, focused and beautifully perfumed. Bright red cherry, blood orange, pomegranate, mint and rose petal notes are all lifted in this exquisite, finessed Zinfandel. Silky, medium in body and gracious, the 2016 is absolutely sublime. The oak is just a bit pronounced at this stage, but that should not be an issue over time.Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge Dupratt Vineyard 2016VM90$42.98Availability:In Stock90-93 Points! The 2016 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is bright and very nicely focused, with tons of aromatic lift and fine overall persistence. Lavender, mint, spice and dark cherry abound in this mid-weight, supremely elegant Zinfandel. The DuPratt is classy, understated and flat-out delicious, all in a delicate style that will drink beautifully upon release. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous MediaLearn MoreNovy Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Vineyard 2013WA93VM92$27.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2013 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is slightly richer and more classic than the Russian River, from a vineyard planted in 1934. The wine is 97% Zinfandel and the rest mixed old-vine black varietals planted probably by the first or second generation of Italian immigrants. The wine has a deep ruby/plum color, a big sweet kiss of steak tartare, beef blood, blackcurrants, sweet cherries, baking spices, herbs and new saddle leather. It’s rich, ripe, full-bodied and opulent. This is a beauty to drink over the next 6-8 years. Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com #222, December 2015Learn MoreMauritson Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Vineyard 2016WA92$39.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Zinfandel Rockpile Ridge Vineyard features notes of baked plums, blackberry tart and forest floor over nuances of stewed rhubarb, tar and raisin cake. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals plenty of earth and savory layers, framed by chewy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com Learn MoreHURRY, ONLY 6 LEFT!Scarlett Zinfandel Napa Valley Rutherford McGah Family Vineyards 2017Please proceed to checkout to reveal our lowest price.Special Price $44.98Availability:In StockHURRY, ONLY 11 LEFT!J Dusi Zinfandel Paso Robles Dante Dusi Vineyard 2017$29.98Availability:In StockWinery notes: The Dante Dusi Vineyard, planted in 1945, is a head-trained and dry-farmed vineyard, which is an old world style of farming resulting in a low yielding, highly concentrated fruit. Farmed by 5 generations of the Dusi family, this 100 acre vineyard serves as a benchmark to the Paso Robles Wine Industry. Learn MoreCarol Shelton Zinfandel Lopez Vineyard Monga Zin 2017WS92$21.98Availability:Out of Stock92 Points! Plush and briary, with vibrant cherry, bay leaf and pepper flavors that pick up speed toward well-groomed tannins. - Wine Spectator Learn More