Great Sonoma Zinfandels at ZAP Festival 2011

Including the Zins of Dry Creek Valley

 


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2008 Wilson Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Ken’s Reserve 15.7% $60

Nicely integrated oak on the nose with fine vanilla tones framing the crisp, if slightly baked, black fruit. There are really nice floral and herbal elements that emerge with air, yet remain just under the intensity of the fruit. Smells a little alcoholic. Really focused in the mouth, a bit low amplitude but with a vibrant feel, if a touch on the heavier side, though this is not sticky or at all opaque. Richly fruited and packed with vibrant strawberry, raspberry and blackberry fruit all supported by fresh little tannins. Considering the alcohol, this is downright restrained, with superb balance that keeps the alcohol in check until the very last hint of the finish. Super wine. 92pts

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  • Snooth User: Seabrooker
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    We loved the Wilson Zins when we went tasting in November, but our favorites on that trip were all from Amador/Shenandoah- Wilderotter, Bonjon, Runquist and Convergence. These may not make to the ZAP festival, but anyone going anywhere close should take the time to explore this area.

    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM


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