Sextant Wheelhouse Paso Robles Zinfandel 2009

Zinfandel from Central Coast, California

$21.00 $18.29
Save $2.71
Item No. 111311
  • red wine
  • WE88
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Boysenberries, black pepper, and the scent of sandalwood take center stage. There's intense but harmonious interaction, the nose and palate working together flawlessly. This wine is focused and zesty, as black plums and anise take their cue. The tannins deliver a firm, but very nuanced performance holding the ensemble together. Vibrant acidity contributes to a lively and flowing mouthfeel toward the Grande Finale, a persistent and satisfying finish. A resounding ovation can only be the result for the final act of a wine so well made.

Blend: 86% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah

Critical Acclaim

"A little high in alcohol, as is the Paso Robles way, but really a very lush and pleasurable Zinfandel. Softly tannic and slightly sweet, it floods the mouth with ripe flavors of raspberries, black cherries, mocha, cinnamon and pepper."
88 Points

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Learn About Sextant

San Luis Obispo always welcomes a new winery to its area but owners, Craig and Nancy Stoller are certainly not new to the industry. Craig is a third generation vine grower following in his father, Glen Stoller"s lead who founded the family owned and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977. Craig grew up working in the vineyards and greenhouses at the nursery and was fortunate to be...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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