Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Mt. Veeder 2011

Member Review by BTKerne:

This is my first Peter Franus wine and was a great experience. The wine won Best Zinfandel of 2008 in Wine and Spirits. Blueberry and lots of Indian spices on the nose. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful textured blueberry fruits thickly coated with a load of spices and smoky tobacco. Spicy McSpicy here. Great finish. Great wine.

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Peter Franus:
Distinctive wines come from outstanding grapes that are limited to certain unique sites and microclimates. Grapes from these sources do not require a lot of manipulation and have the greatest potential to produce exciting and memorable wines. I have the good fortune to work with some of the best growers anywhere whose goal is to provide me with the highest quality fruit possible. Doug Hill’s a... Read more
Distinctive wines come from outstanding grapes that are limited to certain unique sites and microclimates. Grapes from these sources do not require a lot of manipulation and have the greatest potential to produce exciting and memorable wines. I have the good fortune to work with some of the best growers anywhere whose goal is to provide me with the highest quality fruit possible. Doug Hill’s and Jim Fore’s Stewart Vineyard in Carneros is my source for Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Truchard Vineyards, also in Carneros, provides me with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. I get Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Rancho Chimiles, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder is my single vineyard for old-vine Zinfandel. Read less
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Member Reviews for Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Mt. Veeder

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Snooth User: BTKerne
542262255
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2012

This is my first Peter Franus wine and was a great experience. The wine won Best Zinfandel of 2008 in Wine and Spirits. Blueberry and lots of Indian spices on the nose. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful textured blueberry fruits thickly coated with a load of spices and smoky tobacco. Spicy McSpicy here. Great finish. Great wine.

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Snooth User: jessgum
69151256
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/24/2008

Peter Franus consistently makes spicy, full bodied wines. The first thing I smell on this one is cedar followed by black fruit, a bit of coffee. The finish lingers forever with hints of herb. Would be great with grilled flank steak. Great value!


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,862
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/16/2009

Dark color in the glass with aromas of black currants, beef broth, cinnamon, and fresh cracked black pepper. The palate shows brambly wild berries, clove and distinct black pepper in the back of the mouth with a firm tannin and acid structure. The finish is very long and enjoyable


Snooth User: Huitzilopochtli
3255244
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/13/2009

Peter Franus 2007- Brandlin Vineyard Mount Veeder Zinfandel is an ashtonishing accomplishment and a great value. Big, bold and well structured; it shows aromas of dry raisins, black cherries, lavender and rosemary. It's a full body, silky, glycerin-like textured wine with soft tannins and a very long finish. A bit high in alcohol but very well rounded.


Snooth User: KCdowntown
799393
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/18/2008

Initial intense note of fresh ground black pepper. Nearly demands to be consumed with red meat. It's the American wine version of Seak Aux Poivre.


External Reviews for Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Mt. Veeder

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Vintage: 2009 07/02/2008

A deep, heady Zinfandel for lovers of this full-bodied style.


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Vintage: 2009 08/21/2012

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard 750ml



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