Wine Buying Guide to Top Rated Zinfandel Red Wines

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Wine Buying Guide to Top Rated Zinfandel Red Wines

Top Rated Zinfandel Red Wines
Zinfandel Wines come in red and white versions. This list is only red wines.

2009 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel Sonoma County, California 750ml

Wild berry patch aromas and scents of freshly baked bread. Desired varietal markers of raspberries, blackberries and Zin’s briary spiciness reflect the excellent 2009 vintage. Zin’s ever-present acidity enhances the finish and fine, dusty tannins add complexity, mouthfeel and structure. Layered nuances of flavor with cracked pepper, tilled soil and a hint of creamy oak. Characteristic synergy of components – balanced and elegantly structured. critical acclaim: “As always, obvious ripeness is the Seghesio calling card, but that in no way detracts from what in this vintage is a full measure of juicy, blackberry fruit. Ample oak and flashes of milk chocolate sweeten the wine’s way, and there is more than enough depth and richness at work here to successfully offset the slight heat that breaks through at the end.” critical acclaim: “The 2009 Zinfandel Sonoma offers up copious amounts of blue, red, and black fruits as well as excellent purity, medium to full body, a supple texture, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy. It is a pure, elegant, substantial Zinfandel to drink over the next 3-4 years. ” 2009 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel Sonoma County, California 750ml

1999 Ravenswood Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Robert Parker 90 points.
The opaque purple-colored 1999 Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard exhibits complex aromatics consisting of incense, crushed black pepper, and black cherry/berry fruit. Dense, full-bodied, opulently-textured, and powerful, with tannin and acidity for structure, it requires another year of cellaring, and should drink well for a decade. 1999 Ravenswood Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

2007 Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel ( Top 100 Wine) RARE

Top Rated Zinfandel Red Wines
91 points and one the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2009: “Ripe and gutsy, but there’s enough finesse and personality to make it a complete package. Aromas of wild berry and white pepper lead to briary but complex plum, anise and toasty sage flavors that finish with fine, loamy tannins. Best from 2011 through 2015.” (09/09)The Dusi and Preston Zin vineyards, with their rocky, calcareous soils, grow low yield vines, producing fruit of intense concentration. A splash of Mourvedre lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. The Biker has blackberry, anise spice and vanilla on the nose. Rich, black fruit and spice, lingering to a silky vanilla oak finish. Biker rocks! Order Now

2005 Rosenblum Cellars ‘Richard Sauret’ Paso Robles Zinfandel

Top Rated Zinfandel Red Wines
This is a rich and exotic fruit-packed Zinfandel. A bouquet of ripe black currant and blackberry with creamy ripe cherry essences is followed by flavors of currant and vanilla with hints of briary spice and cracked black pepper. We expect it to age gracefully for 5-7 years, but the opportunity to enjoy it in its youth shouldn’t be missed. -From the Winery Order Now

2005 Storrs Winery Zinfandel Lion Oaks

Color: Deep ruby with a purple edge NOSE: Ripe blackberry, olallieberry, and boysenberry leap from the glass followed by a soft vanilla. MOUTH: Very bold and full-bodied, with a very supple palate. You’ll again encounter the rich brambleberry notes complemented by soft vanilla owing to long-term aging in small oak cooperage. Long lingering finish. From the Winemaker 2005 Storrs Winery Zinfandel Lion Oaks (limited) 12 Pack

CV Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel 750ml

Wine Enthusiast 90+
“Good, rich Zinfandel that brings a Napa elegance and sophistication to the variety’s wild and woolly personality. The briary, brambly thing is all here, with wild berry, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper flavors, and the exuberance is distinctively Zinny, but the wine has the body and balance of a fine Merlot.” CV Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel 750ml

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