Double Black Zinfandel Paso 2015


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Double Black Zinfandel 2015
California

Tasting Notes: This classic expression of Paso Robles zinfandel reveals bright blackberry and black cherry with a backbone of black pepper spice. The elegant finish lingers with rich flavors of plum and baking spice.

Paso Ranches Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel 2015


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Paso Ranches Zinfandel 2015
California

Tasting Notes: Zinfandel with a bourbon-barrel twist. The juicy flavors of blackberry and raspberry are complimented with spicy vanilla and caramel. The big flavors marry together perfectly.

Oak Ridge Zinfandel AV Reserve Zinfandel 2014


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Oak Ridge Zinfandel 2014
California

Tasting Notes: This wine delights the senses starting with a deep purple color and aromas of the fresh blackberry. Flavors of fresh raspberry and blueberry are paired with sweet smoky oak notes. Classic Lodi zinfandel.

Macchia Zinfandel Mischievous Lodi 2016


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Macchia Zinfandel 2016
California

Tasting Notes: The perfect expression of Lodi zinfandel. Powerful fruit-forward flavors of blackberry, blueberry and pepper are accented gently by oak baking spice.

Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel 2014


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Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
California

Tasting Notes: The Dry Creek Valley vines on the Bushnell Vineyard average 50 years of age. The wine is a truly unique style. There are intense aromas of baked cherry, plum and spice with a nuance of tobacco. On the palate there is a concentrated, almost Port-like texture with rich flavors of black fruit, toasty oak and cedar/spice. The fruit is rich and ripe, yet not sweet. Tannins are firm and in perfect balance with all other components. The best food pairing is a great bleu cheese like Gorgonzola! If you enjoy a good cigar, pair this wine with a Maduro wrap.

Broc Vine Starr Zinfandel 2015


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Broc Vine Starr Zinfandel 2015
California

Tasting Notes: This urban North Coast winery boasts some of the best wines in California and is starting to get recognition all over the world. Their Vine Starr zinfandel leads the bunch and is zinfandel like you have never seen. Lighter, brighter and so much more alive than most zinfandel, if you have a chance to get your hands on this one make sure you do. The production at Broc Cellars is very little.

Four Vines Biker Zinfandel 2012


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Four Vines Zinfandel 2012
France

Tasting Notes: Smooth and plump. Lots of ripe raspberry and toasty vanilla. Great for BBQ ribs and pulled pork.

Zin-Phomaniac Zinfandel 2012


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Zin-Phomaniac Zinfandel 2012
California

Tasting Notes: Dark fruit aroma with plum clove. Blackberry, plum flavors with hint of tobacco. Nice smooth tannins. Long finish.

St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2012


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St. Francis Zinfandel 2012
California

Tasting Notes: The nose announced its use of oak and was verified on the palate. A fuller-bodied experience. A heavier-handed red influenced by oak with integrated fruit. Definitively showing a warmer, higher-yield vintage.

St Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2013


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St Francis Zinfandel 2013
California

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color, this wine begins with aromas of boysenberry, clove and cinnamon, leading to flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruit, with a hint of licorice leading to a long luscious finish. A classic Sonoma Zinfandel from vines aged from 55-to-over-100 years old.