2017 Zinfandel Experience • Finally made it to the "R's" and happened upon R & B Cellars. What a great tasting where the wine is made like music in a completely unexpected location. I'm almost at the back wall of the venue and loving every adventure along the way.
2017 Zinfandel Experience • Where to go to next? Found my way to the M's and got excited! I could see the back of the Exhibit Hall and thought I was going to make a final push to get to the Z's! It wasn't to be. After multiple recommendations from people, I had to go back and try Hartford despite their constantly busy table all day.
2017 Zinfandel Experience • I took a fantastic recommendation from another wine enthusiast, changed my direction, and had a fantastic tasting with Ballentine Vineyards. The tasting adventure at the ZinExperience on San Francisco's Pier 27 is outstanding!
This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series ZinExZinfandel Advocates & Producers 2015 Zinfandel Experience (Part 3) More from my adventure at the Zinfandel Experience by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers held at the beautiful and scenic Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Come along with me on my journey through #ZinEx! Stay tuned for more episodes to come. […]
Mettler 2012 Epicenter Old Vine Zin A Zin blend full of fruit goodness. The mouth is full. Fruity acidity all over the bottom of the palate. The tannins are bottom dwellers. I thought they were trying to burrow under my tongue. As they did, the acids got playful on top. That’s a neat trick! A sweet, […]
Story Wines 2010 Alitia Zinfandel This juice comes from younger vines than most of their other offerings. This Zin is named after a prize winning German Shepard. Interesting factoid to say the least. Hints of spicy cocoa and tobacco leaves. An interesting palate. Gets sours in a hurry. Fully of herbs and spices throughout the […]
Draconis 2010 Zinfandel Mint, dry oak and raspberry. An easy palate. Gentle and slightly sweet. The tannins are smooth and long. A slight acid bump at the end of the adventure definitely peaks your interest. The finish sparkles for quite a while. Retail: $50.00 http://draconisvineyards.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Carvalho 2012 Barrel to Bottle Blend A Zin and Syrah blend. It’s an old style. Not completely filtered so don’t panic when you notice it’s a bit cloudy. That can be unsettling for some. For me it’s a great part of the adventure. The wine geek in me loves it. She’s a young rascal. The […]