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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2011
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2011
(search item no. 121575)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is bright crimson red with a violet hue. The aromas are very bright, showing fresh raspberry, boysenberry and pomegranate fruit, followed by classic "zinny" spice of nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. The fruit and spice continues on the palate, which is again fresh with hints of blueberry and huckleberry. The texture is round and rich for easy drinking and the tannins add to the lush mouthfeel. This wine was created for immediate enjoyment and pairs well with grilled meats, pastas and semi-firm cheeses such as an aged cheddar, Fenacho or goat gouda.

Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah

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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.