Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Kinsella Estates Zinfandel Spencer’s Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Kevin Kinsella founded Kinsella Estates in 2008. Kinsella Estates is an organically farmed vineyard situated in a private valley in the foothills of the western edge of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Thomas Rivers Brown, of Schrader, Rivers Marie and Outpost fame, has been the winemaker from the start. Kinsella makes several Cabernet Sauvignons and a Zinfandel.

Deep violet in color. 15.5% ABV. Briar, brambly black fruits, baking spice and pepper on the nose. Rich and luscious. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and a trace of cocoa on the palate. Great finish. This wine is young and succulent with tons of potential. Open a bottle now and cellar the rest for 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

Review based on sample provided by the winery.

Look for the wine at retail or via the winery mailing list. The retail price is $50.

I have followed Thomas Rivers Brown for over a decade now yet somehow Kinsella Estates was not on my radar. If you find yourself on the long waiting list at Schrader, Rivers Marie and Outpost you should strongly consider the wines of Kinsella Estates.

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