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Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2012

Zinfandel from North Coast, California

Price: $16.99
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Item No. 128629
Style: Big & Bold

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: 14.8%

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

In the glass, a ruby red wine with a magenta hue sets the stage for aromas of red fruits led by boysenberry, raspberry and cherry. Notes of layered white and black pepper, allspice and cinnamon all contribute to the classic "Zinny" character typical of Artezin. In the mouth, flavors of red fruit repeat, complemented by pomegranate and cherry. Rich and lush, the wine shows supple tannins that balance nicely between aging and immediate enjoyment. Pair with grilled meats and robust red sauced pasta.

Zin and cheese is a marriage made in heaven's kitchens, and I favor this Zin with lavender dusted Barely Buzzed, one of our favorite artisan cheeses, as well as Gouda, blue cheeses, aged cheddar and Fenacho, a semi-hard farmstead cheese.

Learn 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.

Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

Read More About North Coast

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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