Tasting Notes: In 1978 Hank Wetzel created one of the first “pop” zins, and this 41st release shows the continuing evolution in complexity and value. Sourced from 6 of their favorite vineyard sites. Each lot was kept separate thru de-stemming and fermentation, then aged for14 months in American oak. Beautiful color, great complexity, and a smooth lingering finish. Wonderful color with spice notes of black pepper and vanilla. Paired this with a carbonara dish instead of our favorite Chianti, and were richly rewarded.
Tasting Notes: This is a great example of a super juicy zin from Paso Robles. Full and broad on the palate. Jammy, overripe cherries and a hint of mandarin peel on the finish elevate this wine to make it not feel so heavy. Great choice for any get-together, as it pairs well with a variety of foods.
Tasting Notes: Single Vineyard offering from Sobon Estate. Typical notes of black cherry and bright red fruits are met with smokey tobacco and black peppercorns in the midpalate. The tannins are present but not overwhelming and integrate well into the finish.
Tasting Notes: Starting in 1978, the Wetzel family began producing wonderful zins, starting with the Sin Zin, and adding the Redemption and Temptations offerings over the years. This offering is very special and hard to find but worth the effort. Sourced from a 50-year-old single vineyard with head-trained and spur-pruned vines yielding small lots with intense flavor. The entire crop was aged for 20 months in seven American oak barrels. Great combination of spice and fruit, with 16% ABV, dark fruit notes and hints of vanilla and dark cocoa. Rich and full bodied with balanced acidity. Perfect for the carnivores pulling thick ribs off the grill.
Tasting Notes: The aromas show the beautiful use of oak integrated with the powerful fruit. Rushing the palate with ripe raspberry, cranberry and hints of menthol, the finish extends with dried currants and cranberries.
Tasting Notes: Dark berry flavors are the star of the show, accompanied by hints of black pepper, and lighter cranberry notes. The pepper gets spicy on the finish, helping give texture while making this wine standout.
Tasting Notes: Outstanding example of an old vine zin, from a sustainably farmed, estate-grown, fifth-generation winery. Deep, rich black plum and dark raspberry flavors with a silky, lush mouthfeel. The nose carries hints of lavender and a bit of soft clove. Great value!
Tasting Notes: If you haven't found a Zin you like, try this one! Dense, soft tannins with dark cherry and a hint of black bramble and cinnamon. Serve with something off the grill or a nice soft goat cheese.