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90 points Zinfandel Wine

All 90 points, these are some of the best Zinfandels coming from California. Including a Wine Spectators top 100.

2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Sonoma Zinfandel 750mL

90 points Zinfandel Wine 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Sonoma Zinfandel 750mL

2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Sonoma Zinfandel

93 points Robert Parker: “Striking, intense black cherry and blackberry fruit with some spice and earth jump from the glass…Dark ruby with a nice tannic overlay, the wine was aged 15 months in American oak. Spicy, impressively rich, with good acids and loads of concentration, this is a beauty to drink over the next 5-7 years.” 93 points and two stars from the Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: “Ripe, but not overly so, and carefully crafted with a certain claret-like polish that is the Ridge signature, this year’s Lytton Springs bottling is a deep, very well-focused wine that keys on varietal berries with complexing notes of dusty and dry spice lending a little more range than everyday Zinfandel gets. It is nicely balanced with a fine spine of tannins for grip but maintains its sense of finesse and composure right to the end, and, if not so astringent that it cannot be enjoyed now, it is built to get better for several years and will hold for many more.” 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s IWC: “Saturated ruby. Dark berries, cherry, sassafras and smoky Indian spices on the nose, with an intense vanilla quality and a hint of dried violet. Opulent, palate-coating blackberry and mulberry flavors show a spicy, oaky quality, with gentle acidity providing lift. Dusty tannins add grip to the vanilla-tinged finish, which clings impressively. I have no doubt that this wine will absorb its oak with a few years or so of bottle age.” 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Sonoma Zinfandel 750mL

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


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! 2007 Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel

2009 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Geyserville 12pack


Cool, rainy weather in early spring delayed budbreak, but clear skies by late March brought flowering and a good set by mid-May. Above-average temperatures throughout the summer moved ripening along, and we started to sample for flavor in late August. Mild fall weather with occasional fog slowed maturation while allowing color and flavor to deepen. Harvesting began in mid-September and extended over twenty days as each of the thirty-three parcels ripened fully. The separate lots fermented on their natural yeasts, and were pressed at dryness (average seven days); once natural malolactic was underway, we began assembling the finest and most characteristic. Because of the zinfandel’s unusually firm structure, we included very little petite sirah. As in most years, the 120-year-old carignane was an elegant, vibrant addition. This outstanding vintage aged fourteen months in air-dried american oak. Rich primary fruit gives the wine immediate appeal; it will develop greater complexity over the next ten years. Blend: 77% ZINFANDEL, 17% CARIGNANE, 6% PETITE SIRAH. From the Winemaker 2009 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Geyserville

Storrs Winery Zinfandel Lion Oaks (limited) 12 Pack

90 points Zinfandel Wine

Storrs Winery Zinfandel Lion Oaks Zinfandel Wine

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 Storrs Winery Zinfandel Lion Oaks (limited) 12 Pack

2008 Michael Martella Zinfandel Fiddletown 750ml 12 Pack

2008 Michael Martella Zinfandel Fiddletown Zinfandel Wine

My brother Richard’s vineyard in Fiddletown is a labor of love for both of us, and I think the Zinfandel, Grenache, and Barbera he grows there make some of the most delicious wines I’ve ever had. The rocky slopes of this vineyard are sundrenched throughout the growing season, producing fully ripe, fully delicious grapes. Our 2005 Fiddletown Zinfandel is Zin at its best – bursting with black berry sweetness and underlying peppery and cedar notes. Its tannins have power and structure, but they are soft and well balanced with the lush fruit. It’s a wine with layers and layers of flavors, a Zin to drink on its own with great pleasure. As a food wine, it is excellent with all kinds of tomato and barbecue sauces, and red meats from grilled hamburgers to filet mignon. 2008 Michael Martella Zinfandel Fiddletown 750ml 12 Pack

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