Varietally distinct, this Zinfandel captures the true essence of Alexander Valley. The fruit is sourced from a variety of vineyards with differing microclimates. This provides the winery with an array of unique parcels of fruit. Once vinified, these parcels are blended together and then allowed to mature in French and American oak for 10 months. Further complexity is achieved by the addition of small amounts of Sangiovese and Syrah.
| Wine Advocate 88 points (Apr 2013)
The 2010 Sin Zin is about as good a bottle of California wine as readers will find for the money. Juicy, rich and varietally expressive, the 2010 impresses for its balance, especially at this price point. Juicy red cherries, tobacco, flowers and mint linger on the expressive, layered finish. This is a terrific effort for a vintage that was very, very hard for Zinfandel. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points (Jun 2013)
Aromas of freshly baked mixed berry pie with plenty of sweet spices. The rich berried fruit is nicely balanced by a stern earth and spice component. The flavors are strong and persistent, making this the perfect wine for barbecue. ”
|Wine: SinZin - 25 Anniversary Release
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Grape Varietal: Zinfandel
Barrel Regimen: 10 months in 75% American and 25% French Oak
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