16 Mar Zin-sational Zins!
What do you drink when it’s 30 to 80 degrees outside? For this very specific weather, we choose Zinfandel. We have a couple of serious Zins (and a blend) on offer today, and considering the quality level, these are amazing prices.
2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Red Blend “Pagani Ranch Heritage,” Sonoma Valley
On Sale $49.99
The 2015 Pagani Heritage is the most overt and flamboyant of the Sonoma Valley wines. Inky red fruit, wild flowers, violet, mint and plum infuse this super-concentrated, dense Zinfandel-based wine.
95 Points, Antonio Galloni
2013 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Napa Estate Zinfandel Mayacamas Range
On Sale $31.99
If you were to come back as a vine, Jerry Seps’ steep hillside vineyard would be a pretty tempting place to put down roots. His vineyard faces north toward Mount St. Helena and east toward the Palisades – not a house or a road in sight, only trees, meadows and craggy rocks left by the volcano. Ideally, you’d come back as a zinfandel vine. The vineyard’s cool morning sun and volcanic soils grow zin with racy energy, a sensation that’s captured beautifully in this 2013. With air, the wine transforms all of its blueberry flavor, peachy red fruit and youthful oak into something finer, opening over the course of several days toward mouthwatering flavors of fresh-picked black raspberries and bright, rustic mineral notes that seem patterned after the volcanic rock.
94 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Still on sale, from the winemaker at the famous Turley Vineyards:
2015 Day Zin, Sonoma County
On Sale $24.99
Bold and rich, with a lively, structured core, plus black raspberry and pepper aromas, and ripe, zesty black cherry and sweet black licorice flavors. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made.
92 Points, The Wine Spectator