Red Wines    Zinfandel    North Coast    California   
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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2010
Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 116260)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby red with a violet hue on the edge, Artezin Zinfandel has a brambly red fruit profile with aromas of red boysenberries, raspberries and black pepper alongside spicy notes of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavors fill the palate, dominated by raspberry jam, fresh boysenberry and pomegranate with a black pepper note. The finish is soft, with supple tannins creating a firm, yet lush mouthfeel. Though this wine is created for immediate enjoyment, it will age gracefully for several years.
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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.


White Wines    Riesling    Mosel-Saar-Ruwer    Germany   
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Markus Molitor Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2008
Markus Molitor Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2008
(search item no. 104846)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas reminiscent of nectarine, mango, lime-tree blossom, mace, clove and flint stone. Complex mineral structure with a vibrant and tensional acidity, full bodied, juicy and rich.

Food recommendation: Honey Pear with Ginger Ice Cream, Cardamom Granola Nougat Filled Curd Cheese Dumpling with Preserved Spicy Oranges and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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About Markus Molitor:

Markus Molitor took over his fathers Estate at 20 years of age. Although having been of young age, Markus had a clear vision of wine making. Every vintage and vineyard should show its characteristics. His wines illustrate depth and structure with the typical uniqueness of the Mosel terroir.

Markus Molitor is the largest Estate on the Mosel with 94 acres of vineyard land. Markus produces 95% Riesling, 3% Pinot Noir and 2% Pinot Blanc.