Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.
The November Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Pritchett Peaks Vineyard.
Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook. The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the vineyards distinctive style and expression. Stephanie honed her winemaking skills at Robert Biale Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate and Spy Valley in New Zealand before going out on her own.
The Pritchett Peaks are the mountains that form the eastern border of Lake Sonoma. This vineyard is situated in the Rockpile AVA of Sonoma County.
Crimson in color. 15.3% ABV. Pretty nose of brambly black fruits, pepper and baking spices. Big and full bodied with medium acidity. Blackberries, cherries, peach and citrus on the palate. Really unique flavor profile. The finish is long and sweet. Delicious Zinfandel that will benefit with time in the cellar. Drink over the next 4-6 years. $50 at the winery and retail.
My rating: 93 points.
Most of us are on too many mailing lists to begin with so I usually hesitate before suggesting you sign yourself up. I’ll make an exception here. I look forward to following the winery in the years to come.
Review based on a sample provided by the winery.
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