(From 2010 Vintage) The 2013 Napa Valley Zinfandel has a deep scarlet hue. On the nose, the wine has a savory quality of pepper, leather, brambly fruit. Napa Valley Zinfandel has a deep scarlet hue. On the nose, the wine has a savory quality of pepper, leather, brambly fruit and dried orange rind. This vibrant, medium-bodied Zinfandel has a silky and enveloping mouthfeel, offering abundant notes of red raspberries and dark berries, and a long, layered finish
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThere is little question that this Zin pushes the limits of ripeness, but it also carries a decent center of juicy fruit that works in its favor. Although it shows a slight trim of tannic coarseness at the finish, it is essentially a softer wine at its heart, and it can easily be drunk in its youth with savory barbecued fare or saved for a couple of years in the cellar.