Wine Advocate | Rating: 95I tasted seven cuvees of 2013 Zinfandel from Napa. The 2013 Zinfandel Heminway Vineyard comes from the high-elevation Vaca Mountains in northeastern Napa. Located at the end of Howell Mountain, just north of Pritchard Hill, at an elevation of 1700 feet, the grapes come from vines planted in 1915 and grown in mineral-laced sandy soils. Blueberry and blackberry fruit dominate this dense ruby/purple-colored wine, which has one of the more saturated colors of the 2013s. Full-bodied, rich, pure, intense, exuberant and lusty, this beauty combines both power and elegance into a multi-dimensional, world-class, dry red wine that just happens to be made from 100% Zinfandel. Drink it over the next decade.Author: Robert Parker
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.
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