Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top Lodi Zinfandel Tasted 4/14

6. St. Amant Zinfandel Marian's Vineyard (2012)

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Briary, smoky oak, and complex on the nose with almost a men’s cologne dried floral note layered over subtle fruit aromas. Light on entry, and almost a bit meaty with a hint of woody sweetness early on the palate followed by round, smooth, fresh cherry and raspberry fruit that shows a slightly candied edge. With nice earth and spicy accents leading the finish, which shows a big pop of fruit along with a nice black tea note, this is elegant for its size and cleanses the palate with ripe tannins that linger on the finale. 90pts
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  • 484000clutchman I have been buying "Campus Oaks" by the Gnekow Family winery for some years. I buy a case about every month. My last purchase was a 2010 - absolutely everything a full bodied Zin should be. Jammy and fruity but with a nice balance. and - just 10.00 bucks a bottle. What a deal.

  • 1319194Snoother 1319194 My favorite Lodi Zin has been Michael & David's "7 Deadly Zins". Big, jammy, some fat cherry sweetness with just enough spice to remind you it's a Cali zin. My favorite vintages were 2006 through 2008; the 2010 wasn't bad either.

  • 1385997winemansteve Check out Adam Mettler's Coup de Grace, 2011. It is a Zin based blend with some Petite Syrah and Cab Franc blended in. Luscious and rich and drinks ridiculously smooth

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