estate grown

2013 LangeTwins Estate Grown Zinfandel

This is some lovely value Zin to keep you warm. Dark fruit, mixed berry preserves, fruit leather, and cinnamon on the nose. Macerated dark berries, mixed berry preserves, and a whiff of bacony fat on the palate. Pretty good acidity and gentle tannins. Prunes on the finish with a lovely tartness. A very nice Zin for the price. 

4/5 bones

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Zinfandel

15.5% abv

Lodi, California, USA

2010 Robert Stemmler Estate-Grown Carneros Pinot Noir

Feelin’ the alcohol a bit on this Cali Pinot! Fruit really jumps out of the glass at you! Mix of very ripe cherries, very very ripe heirloom tomato flesh, hints of raspberries, blackberries, clove, nutmeg, and sweet spice on nose as the wine opens. Ripe blackberries, cherries, and tomatoes on the palate with that same bouquet of spices. Wine is warm. Fruit is full. Very full, New World version of Pinot, but well done for the style. 

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

14.5% abv

Carneros (Napa Valley), California, USA