Vinous | Rating: 95The 2013 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard is endowed with expressive dark red and bluish fruit, game, smoke, tobacco, spice and licorice, all with a firm spine of tannin that gives the wine much of its energy and intensity. A wine that grows in the glass, the Fredericks possesses superb texture and depth throughout. This is one of the more powerful, explosive wines in the range. Above all else, though, I admire the wine's distinct personality.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The organic vineyard in Sonoma owned by Dick Fredericks (planted in 1937) has produced the 2013 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard (16.1% alcohol). Deep purple, full-bodied, with great freshness and precision, the old vines have produced gorgeously pure fruit, plenty of blackberry, black cherry and currant notes, and a zesty mouthfeel. There's no sense of heaviness or weight to this rich, concentrated Zinfandel from a vineyard at an elevation of approximately 900 feet. The balance between acid, fruit and tannin is impressive. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2019-2019Author: Andrew
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 14 bottles owned
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