Thursday, December 18, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - California Zinfandel - 2013 St. Amant Winery Zinfandel Mohr-Fry Ranch Vineyard

When the weather cools off a bit (dipping down into the 80s in December in Arizona) it is time for some bigger red wines. We'll call them comfort wines! Today is an old vine Zinfandel from Lodi, south of Sacramento.

Wine: 2013 St. Amant Winery Zinfandel Mohr-Fry Ranch Vineyard

Region: Lodi, California

Grape Varieties: Zinfandel

Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More

Price: $20

Wino4Life Category: Weekend Wine

Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.

Appearance: Dark purple, not as opaque as some big red Zins.

Aroma: Blackberries, baking spice, black pepper.

Taste: Big fruit, nicely balanced. A very nice long finish of fruit and spice.

The Grade: I give this one an A. A really stellar Zin for $20. I would definitely buy some more of this one. 

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