Nice cherry fruit, in a big, bold, forward, friendly style. The fruit is perfectly ripened, balanced, full and nicely handled, with nothing obscuring the clean, ripe flavors. Well-made wine, with no unnecessary frills.
Intense, yet reserved and stylish. Features a deep and energetic bouquet of blackberries, funky earth and licorice. Slightly sour black fruits, reminiscent of a Northern Rhône wine. Bright tangy acidity. Not for sipping on its own, but recommended. Best Buy.
A few words that describe this wine are lusty, brawny, rustic, really ripe, jammy, peppery, smooth and spicy. In other words, classic Foothills Zin. But just as important is what it’s not. It’s not high in alcohol, nor is it sweet. Drink this balanced Zin with barbecued ribs.
Deeper, richer and more delicious than the Kane bottling, with great heaps of blackberries and black raspberries wrapped in dry, soft tannins. You’ll like this fresh, vibrant wine for its youthful fruitiness and easy drinkability.
Unmistakably California Zin, with its briary, brambly flood of wild berry and peppery spice flavors that finish dry and tannic. It’s not a heavy wine, but has a silky lightness that makes it super-drinkable.
If you like you Zinfandels very spicy and peppery, with a briary, rustic nature, this is for you. The flavors suggest blackberries, mulberries, blueberries and anise, with a roasted finish. But it’s that spicebox thing that really marks the wine.