Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Navarro Vineyards Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Located in the Anderson Valley, Navarro Vineyards 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 a delicious Zinfandel and their whites are noteworthy with a one-of-a-kind Riesling, Gewurztaminer and Muscat Blanc.

Crimson in color. 14.5%. Red fruits, licorice and spice on the nose. Plush and jammy with nice acidity. Raspberry compote, plums, dark chocolate and black pepper on the palate. A touch lean on the finish. Well made Zinfandel that delivers year in and year out at the price point. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 90 points.

Another great value from Navarro at a little less than $20 from the winery. Consider buying the wine in bulk as you prepare for the holidays.

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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