Artezin Wines Mendocino County Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, California 


My Rating 86 Points.   

Price $16. 


Dark purple in color with a reddish rim and medium intensity.

Strong nose of plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, peppercorn, smoke, light barnyard, chocolates, alcohol and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, raisins, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, pencil lead, peppercorn, green vegetables, herbs and chocolates.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice Zinfandel from Mendocino County, California. A little unbalanced, but drinkable nonetheless, by itself or with food.
A little lighter than I expected with mild complexity, and above average.

Very spicy, especially right out of the bottle. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

I had this vintage around six months ago, and it seems to get more complexity with time, but lost some of its balance.

Aged in 100% French oak barrels.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses, and light appetizers.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

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