The third and most expensive of this winery’s current Zin releases. A complex, elegant wine, with currant, berry, and spice aromas and flavors. It drinks very dry, and the tannins are sturdy--they kick in on the finish--but it’s soft enough to drink now.
Has characteristic Zin aromas of blackberry, roasted coffeebean, spice, and chocolate aromas, and drinks rich and smooth. The ripe fruity flavors are really delicious. Dry, with velvety, drink-me-now tannins, and it finishes smooth.
A fine Zin for this price. It’s deeply colored and extracted, with ripe berry, coffee, chocolate and olive notes. On the palate, the fruit is sweetly ripe, although the wine itself is dry. Full-bodied and satisfying, with some pleasing complexity. A blend of grapes from the Central Valley, the Sierra Foothills, and Napa. Best Buy.
This has all the virtues and a couple of the faults of the varietal. On the upside, there’s explosive, vibrant fruit and abundant perfumed spice. On the downside, there’s that hollow center and short finish often seen in Cabernet Franc. On balance, however, a pleasing wine.
This gets the award for the most confusing label of the month. It says Vigil “Tradicion” and also names the vineyard, then writes Mokelumne River Old Vines, and finishes with Lodi. Talk about information overload! Bottom line: it’s a fruity, oaky, simple and straightforward bottle of Zin. ’Nuff said.