Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Navarro Vineyards Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Located in the Anderson Valley, Navarro has been producing exceptional, fairly-priced wines since 1974. The winery is best known for its range of Pinot Noirs, including the showstopper Deep End Blend (available through futures). They also produce an age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon and a delicious Zinfandel, and their whites are noteworthy with a one-of-a-kind Riesling, Gewurztaminer and Muscat Blanc.

The 2011 Mendocino Zinfandel is a blend from several different vineyards. Ruby red in color. 14.4% ABV. Brambly fruit, raspberry compote and a hint of pepper on the nose. Bright and elegant. Just a touch of jammy fruit. Tart cherry, currants and strawberry on the palate. Claret style Zinfandel. Delicious wine. Drink over the next several years.

My rating: 89 points.

This wine is available at the winery and is a steal at $18.50.

I previously wrote about Navarro in If I had to Pick Just One Wine Club, It’d be Navarro. You absolutely must visit the winery if you are ever in the Anderson Valley.

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