This is the winery's sixth vintage of Zinfandel from the Zephyr Ridge vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. It's ripe and substantial, soft and loaded with rich berry fruit flavors. Despite the high (27.1) brix, the wine is neither hot nor jammy, and keeps plenty of acid behind stiff, lightly earthy tannins. It is one of the best Zins yet from the winery that pioneered the grape in Washington State.
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.