Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (2/1/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Peg Melnik writes Wine of the Week: St. Francis, 2018 ‘Old Vines’ Sonoma County Zinfandel. Eric Asimov writes 20 Wines Under $20: Postcards from Around the World. Allison…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Black Sears Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

In 1979, Joyce Black and Jerre Sears purchased a one-of-a-kind property at the top of Howell Mountain. In 1997, Joyce and Jerre began producing very small quantities of estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for their new Black Sears label, a few hundred cases per vintage. For twelve years, winemaker Ted Lemon called the Black Sears winery home, producing both the…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Pagani Ranch – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Carlisle also recently released their first Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2004 Chateau Léoville-Poyferré – Bottle Notes

The 2004 Chateau Leoville Poyferre was the winning bottle in the January Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for two hours. Château Léoville-Poyferré is in St.-Julien. The estate is a Second Growth Bordeaux. Along with Léoville-Las-Cases and Léoville-Barton, Léoville-Poyferré was part of a large estate in the Medoc owned by the Marquis de Léoville. After the…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/25/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Now And Zin Wine writes A Great Zinfandel for Half its Original Price. Dallas Wine Chick writes Contra Costa: Putting Sense Before Dollars. Randy Caparoso writes ZAP Offers…

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