There are brambly, wild cherry aromas and flavors in this wine, as well as a little cocoa, but this Sierra Foothills Zin is still fairly tight and hard to tell which direction it will go from here. A majority (80%) Zin, there's also 20% Syrah that was cofermented with Viognier in the blend.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.