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Recent Reviews - The following reviews were conducted in the last year. Below are 1 through 20 of the 70 recent reviews found.
98 • Tulocay 2010 Zinfandel, Napa Valley $35. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet purple color. Rich aromas and flavors of cherries, raspberries, and pickled tomatoes with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, exotic berry, peppercorn, nut, parsley, and beet finish with robust tannins. A great melange of savory fruit, spice and vegetable notes that will be great at the table. This is old school Napa zin at its finest. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
97 • Lorenzi Estate 2009 Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley $35.
Dark ruby black color. Aromas of olive, leather, chocolate wafer, and dried cherries with a supple, fruity medium-full body and a long, complex, pickled beet, blueberry, raisin, bacon fat, and floral orange nuanced finish. A deeply flavorful and balanced world-class zinfandel that is sure to delight. Impressive! (tasted on May-15-2013)
96 • Ledson 2010 Ancient Vine, Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley $88.
Garnet violet color. Dense aromas of spicy, honeyed dried berries, peaches, and pears are unique and very attractive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and long, chiseled finish with pure, tangy grilled apple, spice, nut, roasted root vegetable, cedar and earth notes. A incredibly impressive zin for savoring on its own or to serve the finest cuts of meat. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
96 • Macauley 2011 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Napa Valley $35.
Purple black color. Aromas of toasty Black Forest cake and toffee with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and long, creamy mocha, dried berry, pink pepper, and orange blossom honey finish with seamless tannins. A delicious, brilliantly focused and balanced zinfandel. Very impressive. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
94 • Parmelee-Hill 2011 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley $35.
Garnet color. Bright aromas of raspberries, pencil shavings, spice, and pickled okra with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy dried Montmorency cherry and earth driven finish with chewy tannins. A captivating, mouthwatering and delicious zin that hits all the right notes. (tasted on Jul-31-2013)
94 • R&B Cellars 2012 "Swingsville", Zinfandel, Contra Costa $17. Best Buy.
Opaque violet color. Dense and rather outrageous aromas of mulberry pie and beefy pot roast (with carrots and roasted potatoes!) with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, vanilla pudding, Asian spice, menthol, and chocolate mint nuanced finish. Quite unlike any other zin we've tasted, but somehow this exotica all comes together and is utterly fascinating. Serve with Asian beef and Indian goat dishes. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
94 • deLorimier 2011 Two Pear Vineyard, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley $36.
Ruby color. Aromas of herbs, cocoa, almond torte, and sugared cherries with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty cherry-cranberry sorbet, pickled beet, and a chocolate mint finish. A delicious, zesty zin for sipping and especially the table. (tasted on Apr-21-2014)
93 • Jazz Cellars 2010 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $37.
Aromas of raspberry custard pie, mocha, and spiced nuts with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, zesty spicy apple pie, citrus sorbet, pepper and cocoa accented finish. A vivacious and delicious zinfandel. (tasted on May-06-2013)
93 • Rancho Zabaco 2010 Reserve, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $24.
Deep garnet violet color. Bright raspberry, caramelized nut, and chocolate aromas with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a blueberry gelato accented finish with chewy tannins. A spot on zinfandel. (tasted on May-06-2013)
93 • Chacewater 2010 Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills $17.99. Best Buy.  Organically Grown Grapes 
Ruby color. Aromas of buttery cashew brittle and spicy blueberry gelato with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, creamy vanilla and chocolate nougat bar finish with fine, satiny tannins. Very tasty. (tasted on May-15-2013)
93 • Zinopolis 2012 Zinfandel, California $18.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Bold aromas of Montmorency cherries, boysenberries, and violet candy with a satiny medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering raspberry jam, nut, and peppery spice finish. A robust, balance, sensationally flavorful zin that hits all the right notes. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
93 • Haraszthy Family Cellars 2010 Zinfandel, Lodi $19.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Aromas of smoked bacon, spiced nuts, chocolate, and red berry tart are very unique and impressive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, seared back bacon, craisin, and nut driven finish. Will be amazing with bbq baby back ribs or any grilled meats. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
93 • Ledson 2010 Old Vine, Reserve, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $52.
Garnet violet color. Rich aromas of chocolate mint, blueberries, and spicy praline with a supple, fruity medium body and a juicy, peppered nut and vanilla cream kissed finish with fine tannins. Very big and tasty. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
93 • Summit Lake 2008 Estate, Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley $30.
Deep garnet color. Brambly aromas of toffee, coconut cookie, lingonberry jam, and herbs with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy sour cherry, craisin, pepper dust, and mineral finish with chewy, food friendly tannins. A nice appetizing zin for sipping or the table with spicy pork dishes. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
92 • Maryhill 2010 Proprietor's Reserve, Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $29.95.
Dark ruby black color. Rich chocolate, coffee and berry pie aromas with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, baking spice, sassafras, and toffee finish with chewy tannins. A delicious and satisfying sipper. (tasted on May-15-2013)
92 • Summit Lake 2009 Estate, Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley $30.
Deep garnet color with a fading rim. Minutely oxidized aromas of black raspberry vinaigrette, dried Montmorency cherries, coconut, and bread pudding with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and long, peppery finish with notes of baking spices, sundried tomato, and minerals. A complex zin for the table. Drink up. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
92 • Grgich Hills 2009 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Napa Valley $35.
Garnet color. Aromas of spicy raspberry compote, peppercorn, and chocolate yogurt with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and nice savory, pickling spice twist on the long chewy tannin finish. A very nice claret style zinfandel that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Oct-07-2013)
91 • Viansa 2010 Zinfandel, Sonoma County $35.
Aromas of toffee, clay, dried berries and olive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nutty, grassy earth and apple finish with fine gripping tannins. A very nicely structured table wine; serve with spicy pork loins. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
91 • Lewis Station NV Zinfandel, American $15.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Bold aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler, mocha toffee, and frosted apricot pastry with a supple, very fruity medium-to-full body and a spicy coffee cake finish. Deliciously confected berry and spice flavors abound. (tasted on May-15-2013)
91 • Parker¬ís Estate 2011 Zinfandel, Sonoma County $19.99.
Aromas of floral honey and wild strawberry pie a la mode with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy, tangy cherry and spiced apple finish. A very tasty and table friendly claret style zinfandel. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
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