The fantastic Valdez 2013 St. Peter's Church Zinfandel is a blockbuster Zin usually only available direct at the winery. We have a small amount of this gem from one of our favorite Zin producers.
94 Points Brix26: "This zin is a blockbuster. Deep dark purple and inky in color that almost looks like a petite sirah. Vibrant and jammy, with black cherry flambé aromas that lead to powerful flavors of boysenberry, roasted anise and smoky pepper. Tannins are ripe but dense. Drink now through 2021."
93 Points Robert Parker: "The Zinfandel St. Peter’s Church Vineyard looks more like Petite Sirah than Zinfandel. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a wine with blockbuster-like richness and intensity, loads of incense, camphor and black fruits, full body and terrific purity. This gorgeous Zinfandel can be enjoyed over the next decade."
A perennial best buy in Napa Valley Zinfandel!
Beuhler 2014 Napa Valley Zinfandel is a mix of their estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 23 years, the 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-eight year old vines which typically give around 2.5 tons/acre of beautiful hillside Zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine.
One of the best value boutique Zinfandels in California! An intense, fruit-filled wine you expect to cost at least twice as much. If you have yet to try a Zin from Lodi, this is the one!
The Klinker Brick 2014 Old Vines Zinfandel is produced from an amalgam of 14 different vineyard blocks, ranging in age from 35 to 110 years old. This vintage saw lower yields than 2005, producing a wine that is both complex and bold. Showing typical Klinker Brick cherry/berry/plum fruit components with aromatic spices on the nose, this wine is incredibly well balanced with a silky smooth texture and a long lingering finish. One of their best!
A fantastic value in Old Vines Napa Valley Zin! The Girard 2015 Old Vines Zinfandel Napa Valley is a blend of 76% Zinfandel and 24% Petite Sirah. Sourcecd from mountain vineyards that provide a rich flavor extraction, fruit-forward palate and wonderful layers of complexity from multiple soil types. One of our favorite Napa Zins under $30.
90 Points Wine Spectator: "Plump and briary, with appealing black cherry and spice aromas and ripe, supple raspberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2024."