2016 Sidebar Old Vine Zinfandel

California | Zinfandel
"Another gem in the lineup, the 2016 Zinfandel Old Vines comes from sites in the Russian River Valley. Ripe, classic Zinfandel notes of red plums, cedar, sandalwood, pepper, and flowers all emerge from this medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant effort that has fine tannins and impeccable balance. It’s seriously good and a great value."
 
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
 
"Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it has a nose of yellow peach, boysenberry, blueberry compote, black cherry jam and spiced warm red berries. Medium to full-bodied, it offers concentrated tricolor fruit in the mouth, firm tannins to frame and just enough acidity on the long finish."
 
91 PointsRobert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This is from the Alegria Vineyard, originally planted in 1890 and then partially replanted in 1950. It blends within 10% Alicante, 10% Petite Sirah and 2% of a dozen other varieties found in the field. Burly, dusty tobacco is accented in cedar notes and graphite, with powerful concentration and structure at its core."
 
91 PointsWine Enthusiast



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