This Gallo brand excels with Zinfandel, as this brilliant single-vineyard effort demonstrates. It explodes with focused, intense berry fruit, beautifully accented with oak that lends coffee, chocolate and hints of tar. Accents ring through the harmonious finish, with tobacco, cedar and coconut among them. Editors' Choice.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.