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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2006
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2006
(search item no. 94908)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is a brand from Hess Collection that specializes in Zinfandel. Crafted by Hess' talented winemaker, Randle Johnson, it's quite a good Zin, classic in its way, briary and brambly and spicy. Drinks deep and long in wild berry, pepper, licorice, Dr. Pepper and smoky flavors, and will be great with a steak."
-Wine Enthusiast

All Artezin vineyard sites are personally selected and are chosen for their Zinfandel winegrowing potential. These sites are both on the ridgelines and benchlands of the Ukiah Valley in Mendocino County. They represent both new generation and old, head-trained, family owned vineyards. Our growers are very dedicated and are meticulous farmers.

Garnet red in color, this Zinfandel expresses the forward red fruit profile of raspberry and boysenberry followed by nuances of black pepper, and allspice. Flavors that begin with black cherry and plum flow effortlessly into zesty spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. The palate is racy and plush with richness and full body. The tannins are round and seamless, yet provide solid structure. Created for immediate enjoyment, this handcrafted wine emanates classic varietal expression.

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About Artezin:

We handcraft Artezin Zinfandel from grapes grown in some of California's best Zinfandel regions: Napa Valley, Amador County, Sonoma County and Mendocino County. Artezin expresses terroir and rich varietal fruit with lively and complex elegance.