Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The knock-out 2012 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard from the Mendocino Ridge AVA comes from an old vine vineyard planted at a 1,600 foot elevation. Officer told me this is an extremely cold site, and the acids can remain high despite a late harvest. This wine is beautifully balanced with 15.4% alcohol as well as lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit, medium to full body, a layered mouthfeel and, again, the hallmarks of Officer's winemaking ' purity, texture and enormous hedonistic appeal. Most readers are familiar with the Hayne Vineyard, which Larry Turley of Turley Cellars made famous with his Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Glass-staining purple. Deeply pitched, superripe black and blue fruit aromas are given lift by peppery spices and minerals. Silky and sweet, with concentrated blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors and an exotic floral quality. Finishes spicy and very long, with echoing blue fruit and spice notes and a cool, stony nuance. The push/pull of richness and vivacity here is really captivating.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2015-2024Author: fpark
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 40 bottles owned
- 26 collectors