This beautifully balanced wine captures the magic of Zinfandel. Intriguing aromas of dark berries swirled with rose petals bound by oak rise from the glass. An opulent entry flows into a mid-palate burst of perfectly ripened boysenberries laced with dark chocolate, vanilla bean and crème brûlée. Hints of wild plum jam, cassis, blackberry, cacao and mocha appear in layers as the wine reveals itself. As the flavors merge at the finish, a luscious berry and warm spice essence lingers on. Beneath the layers of lush fruit, beautifully integrated tannins and French oak will allow for further bottle aging.
Aromas of ripe Bing cherries and mission fig comfiture dusted with cacao are framed by a solid structure of French oak tannins. The silken mouth entry lavishes the palate with pomegranate and vine-matured black raspberries woven with traces of chocolate, coffee bean, Ceylon cinnamon bark, and Habanero pepper. Strawberry-rhubarb, gooseberry, and a bright acididy join mid-palate enhancing the flavors while adding interest and complexity. This Zinfandel offers a unique view into how the artistry of blending and terroir of Dry Creek Valley bond to produce a stellar wine.
Alluring aromatics of perfectly ripened black currants, wild rose and candied ginger mingle with enticing chocolate truffle and serrano pepper notes. The plush velvety entry of blackberry, cherry and plum leads to a robust mid-palate with juicy blueberry, spice, and caramel fused with hints of fresh roasted walnuts, cacao, and delicious striations of oak-infused vanilla. A firm structure balances beautifully with the succulent berry flavors, creating a wine that captures the beauty of Dry Creek Valley Zin and raises the bar celebrating the visionary behind the Mazzocco brand.
Mouthwatering aromatics of wild plum, and lychee fuse with butterscotch-scented oak and hints of vanilla, reflecting the intense flavors to follow. An opulent entry opens the way to ripe cherries, boysenberry, and spice with toasty oak, and cacao with traces of serrano peppers, bitter chocolate, and allspice residing in the background. As the layers contribute to the complexity, so do the supple tannins and integrated oak.
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90 pts - 2016 Wine Spectator
90 pts - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wines