Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Navarro Vineyards Zinfandel Mendocino – 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.

Purple in color. 14.8% ABV. Pretty nose of black fruits, plums and white pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Elegant and fresh. Blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and pepper on the palate. The finish is long. Always well made and well priced. Wait a year and then drink over the next 2-4.

My rating: 90 points.

The wine is $22 at the winery.

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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