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96 • Macauley 2011 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Napa Valley $35.
Purple black color. Aromas of toasty Black Forest cake and toffee with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and long, creamy mocha, dried berry, pink pepper, and orange blossom honey finish with seamless tannins. A delicious, brilliantly focused and balanced zinfandel. Very impressive. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
91 • PEJU 2011 Zinfandel, Napa Valley $35.
Dark garnet color. Aromas of chocolate mint, cherry pie filling, and faint menthol tobacco with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy dried berry, praline, and baking spice driven finish. A rock solid zin. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
91 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2011 "Redemption", Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $22.
Garnet attractive aromas of chocolate coconut macaroons and raspberry pie a la mode with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy craisin finish. Excellent flavor and balance in a classic Sonoma zin style. (tasted on Dec-16-2013)
86 • Haraszthy Family Cellars 2012 Zinfandel, Amador County $23.99.
dark ruby color. Aromas of crayon and dried raspberries with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tame, green plum, raisin, cedar, and peat moss finish with firm dusty tannins Like an old claret; needs food. (tasted on Dec-09-2013)
86 • Barefoot NV Zinfandel, Lodi $6.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet purple. Aromas of dried citrus and berries and peppery spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a raspberry, cocoa, and peppered nut finish. A nice tasty zin that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)