7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2012
Very typical peppery, jammy, black berry and spice nose, clearly defined. Big entry with a decent amount of RS up front turning deep and chewy with pretty intense flavors of blackberry, blueberry and backing spice on the mid-palate. A lot of wine for the money if a touch simple but well balanced and a solid value. Finishes with some lingering unintegrated acid. 87ptsAdd winemaker's notes
Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest award-winning varietal wines in California. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels. Our tasting room, café and farmer's fresh market are located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento and one hour east of the Bay Area. Enjoy!
Editorial Reviews for 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel
Very typical peppery, jammy, black berry and spice nose, clearly defined. Big entry with a decent amount of RS up front turning deep and chewy with pretty intense flavors of blackberry, blueberry and backing spice on the mid-palate. A lot of wine for the money if a touch simple but well balanced and a solid value. Finishes with some lingering unintegrated acid. 87pts
Three and a half glasses
2010 has much sediment. nose: reminds petite syrah in general, prunes, jemmy berry mix with some fresh hints of lingonberry, green apple wrapped in a sticky plummy dark fruit and smooth vanilla. taste: too much alcohol in flavour this year, bright and spicy sweet cherry and raspberries at the beginning, then smooth dark berry mix with something I'll call "blue agave" and again spicy ending with long oak aftertaste that never ends. It's a good wine but previous years were better.
I personally lovethis bold smooth zin
Peppers and raspberries all up in here. Excellent bbq wine with some nice heavy jam that counteracts a big thick barbecue sauce.
Strong hints of berries, and yet lightly spiced for the kick! Goes well with the grill!
Well...my first experience with a real Zinfandel. Very nice...a more full-bodied experience with a tartness, and lingering tannins which segregate it from a Pint Noir (the earlier beverage I was enjoying), that allow it to stand up and say "Here I am!". I did not at all mind the exclamation...I'm looking forward to an afternoon of nothing but the 7 Zins...to insure my palate is clean...and I'm ready to enjoy. I think this wine deserves it. 2nd round 2 days later. I really enjoyed this wine. Huge vanilla on the nose and the back-end was more pleasant than I remembered. I'm still not experienced enough to pick out individual flavors on the palate...but I do like this Zinfadel. Curious if a single winery Zin will be much different.
External Reviews for 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel
Rich in leather and oak, with swirls of ripe red raspberry and blackberry cobbler, this is a big-boy Zinfandel with hair on its chest, a taste of vanilla on the finish.
Smoky, spicy, jammy dark fruits with notes of anise, clove and nutmeg. Everybody’s favorite Zin.
A sinful blend indeed! Our flagship Zinfandel was devised by the two Phillips brothers in their search for a blended Zin so captivating that no one could refuse. With consistency in mind, the brothers decided to blend the fruit of Lodi's finest growers to fill the bottles of Michael David's new-fangled wine. In the end, Seven vineyards were chosen for their superiority. Now, how do you label a wine so unique in style Looking to their past, the two Phillips brothers quickly related the Seven Sins from their Catholic school upbringing to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in their wine.Winery
This all-out Zin makes no bones about its sweetness, heavy oak spiciness and full body. Maple syrup, brown sugar and cherry jam are the dominant notes that crowd the aromas and flavors and linger on the finish. Very rich and full-bodied, it has prominent caramelized oak notes that keep the tannins from biting.
The 2010 and 2011 7 Deadly Zins are both 100% Zinfandels that spent 11 months in American oak with a production of a staggering 300,000 cases. While I thought the 2010 would be the best wine (based on what I knew about the vintages), in fact, the spicy 2011 7 Deadly Zins is better. Fuller and richer with more texture and deeper fruit, it reveals hints of tapenade, new saddle leather, black cherries and black currants. It offers a lot of flavor for its price.
Zesty and ripe, featuring bold raisin and licorice aromas, with modest cherry, cedar and herb notes. Drink now through 2016.
The 2010 and 2011 7 Deadly Zins are both 100% Zinfandels that spent 11 months in American oak with a production of a staggering 300,000 cases. The 2010 7 Deadly Zins possesses spicy, pepper, garrigue, black cherry and earth characteristics in its medium-bodied, soft personality. Drink it up.
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