Decoy Zinfandel 2019
This enticing Zinfandel highlights a bright red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The majority of the fruit came from elite vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, an area universally recognized for producing exceptional high-end Zinfandel. This rich and alluring Zinfandel displays aromas of ripe blackberry, wild blueberry, plum and black currants, along with hints of cedar and spice from barrel aging. On the palate, the luxurious dark berry flavors glide across velvety tannins, carrying the wine to a long, juicy finish. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
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Saldo doesn’t fit in, but that doesn’t matter. When you’re from “here and there” (that’s what Saldo means in Latin), you don’t need to form to one, single place. That’s the funny thing about expectations—they’re made to be broken.
So much more than one appellation, Saldo is sourced from California’s oldest, dry-farmed, historic vineyards – Dry Creek, Lodi, and Amador, where Zinfandel has thrived for decades..Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins. 85% Zinfandel; 15% Blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah
Lamborn Family Vineyards “The Roots Vintage” Zinfandel 2018, Howell Mountain Napa Valley USA$62.00
The seductive Lamborn Zinfandel 2018 offers up a rich bouquet of forest fruits, wildflowers, and enticing anise and white pepper notes, complemented by a subtle minerality. The inviting fragrances perfectly translate into pure, rich layers of blackberry, tart cherry, and plum on the palate, elevated by elegant balance and a silky mouthfeel. The medium toast American oak adds slight coffee undertones, all pulled together in this sophisticated Howell Mountain Zinfandel. A true beauty!” – Heidi Barrett, winemaker
Ottimino Zinfinity 2018, Sonoma County. CA USA$20.00
Ottimino means “Little Eight,” so called because he was the last of eight children and the smallest, but had big ambitions. When he came to America in 1913, he made his home on a beautiful ridge above Green Valley (western Sonoma County) and forged a life on new soil. Ottimino became a favorite in the area, and always spoke proudly of his vines. along the way one of the friends he made was Brad Alper, who had a dream similar to Ottimino's. Brad's first grapes grew as Ottimino's time was coming to an end, and the legacy was passed on. His inquiries led him to veteran winemaker Bill Knuttel, who instantly knew that Brad's (and Ottimino's) dream would soon become Brad and Bill's passion. Long time California wine-maker William Knuttel has concentrated on ultra-premium winemaking for the majority of his career. Knuttel’s winemaking journey began at Saintsbury. While there he founded and was owner/winemaker of Tria, producing fine Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel. Bill has also served as Vice President and Winemaker at Chalk Hill Winery and Dry Creek Vineyard, as well as producing his own label. The foundation of the 2018 Ottimino Zinfinity is the 50 year old vines in Biglieri Vineyard, Dry Creek, blended with some Bradford Mountain selection Zin from Ottimino Vineyard, their home ranch. To these finely nuanced Zins, they added a touch of fruit from Chalk Hill. Finally, they added Petite Sirah from Doug Rafanelli’s steep hillside vines to enhance the density and structure of the blend. Deep and defined, optimally ripened blackberry fruit is joined in the developing aromas of this complex Zin by a distinctive note of dusty soil spice, and the ensuing flavors reflect the same. A trim bit of tannin lends structural spine and neatly placed acids keep things agile, and all the while persistent fruit is the force that drives this one through to a very long finish.