(From 1999 Vintage) Inky purple color. Cocoa powder and dark cherry on the nose. Dark fruit with hints of tobacco in the background.
(From 2013 Vintage) The 2013 La Storia Zinfandel was made mostly from Block 303 Zinfandel and Block 400 and 402 Petite Sirah. A portion of the lots were co-fermented with small amounts of Petite Sirah for better color and additional blueberry aromas. About 30% of the grapes were fermented in small 1/2 ton open top fermenters for additional complexity of aromas and textures. The wine is bright and lively with concentrated “Zini” aromas; predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plum and some of the typical raisin. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium body and very soft, elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity.
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06