There's plenty of jammy black-fruited goodness here with power, balance and complexity.
Another great wine from the duo of Curt Schalchlin and Andrew Jones. This Zinfandel is sourced entirely from the Old Potrero Vineyard in Arroyo Grande Valley, which has a perfect plateau for these grapes. This old vine Zinfandel is located only 8 miles from the ocean, so the wine retains incredible acidity, even at riper levels. This block is entirely dry farmed in what is essentially beach sand with 10-by-10 spacing, evocative of Spain. This produces incredibly small yields. The grapes were hand-picked and 100% destemmed. We fermented for 3 weeks, then pressed off to barrel. We prefer to use American oak to counterbalance the brightness of the fruit. (winemaker notes)
Bedrock is a perennial favorite here at Fine Wine Cellars. This is a traditionally made classic that delivers every vintage. 92 POINTS, Jeb Dunnuck. "The 2019 Zinfandel Old Vine offers a more savory, darker fruited, spicy style and has loads...
Produced by the Hahn Family. Full bodied with layered jammy blackberry and cherry cola fruits and a hint of spice. A big, bold Cali Zin!
92 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast. "Offering tremendous value for the quality, this wine is blended with 19% Petite Sirah. Tangy red fruit, from plum to cherry, layers over undertones of baking spice, cigar box and crushed herb. It's a full-bodied and...