Wine Advocate | Rating: 94A new offering, the 2007 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard, is super. Old hillside, dry-farmed vines have produced a deep ruby/purple-tinged 2007 displaying sweet black currant and black cherry notes intermixed with notions of new saddle leather, forest floor, pepper, and spice. Full-bodied, gorgeously textured, long, heady, and rich, this should turn out to be a provocative Zin for drinking over the next decade.Drink Dates: 2008-2018Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Full medium ruby. Crushed dark berries on the exotic, liqueur-like nose. Lush on entry, then fat and sweet in the middle, with an exotic suggestion of fruit salad. A big, solid, youthfully aggressive zinfandel whose big, building tannins currently cut off the fruit. This represents Turley's first vineyard-designated release from these 85-year-old vines; this fruit was declassified into the Old Vines zin in 2006 and 2005. Less complex than the best of these 2007s but a big boy at 16.6% alcohol.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2017-2019Author: StuTarheel
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as ’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers , , and for some of the best examples of California Zin.Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 83 bottles owned
- 48 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 48 collectors)