Wine reviews

2016 Middle Jane Zinfandel

Official description:  Deeply colored with boysenberry, cherry and a hint of clove on the nose followed by ripe, smoothly textured flavors of blackberry jam, plum and sweet spice.  Pairs well with barbecue, pizza and gouda.

Did you know that Zinfandel was long considered “America’s wine and vine”?  Personally, I tend to think of other reds before Zinfandel and only “White Zin” comes to mind when I’m looking at a wine list.  I was pleasantly surprised by this find.  It has good balance between the fruit and a mild spice.  I was a little nervous by seeing plum in the description, as I’ve been overwhelmed by plum in the past.  However, this was a good mix of fruity flavors.  Not too much spice either – just a touch at the finish.  I’ll be ordering this wine again and (Red) Zinfandel has made it into my rotation.

This is a small batch wine with only 1250 cases produced with grapes farmed by a Sustainable certified, long established farmer with over 1600 acres in Sonoma County.  The Sangiacomo family has farmed soil since 1927 and consider it to be the heart and soul of the family business.

Deer Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

 

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