International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(15.6% alcohol; from a vineyard planted at 1,500 feet): Good bright, saturated ruby. Expressive aromas of crushed blackberry, blueberry, licorice, pepper and wild herbs; real mountain zin! Dense, fine-grained and fresh, with lovely blueberry fruit displaying plenty of early sex appeal. Best today on the very broad, long finish, which shows a surprisingly light touch.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92A decidedly more rustic wine, the 2010 Zinfandel Heminway is endowed with serious depth and power. Black cherries, smoke, incense, melted road tar and licorice inform this dark, brooding wine. Despite its considerable depth and power, structurally the Heminway isn't quite as polished as the very best wines in this lineup.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Offers floral boysenberry and licorice aromas, with deep, elegant raspberry and spice flavors that are ripe and rather soft.Author: Tim Fish
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
- 37 bottles owned
- 24 collectors