Stephen & Walker
2011 Russian River Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Nancy Walker, we love you! We don’t know how you did it with this wine, but you’ve crafted a wine that drinks like it has the sort of maturity of a wine with more bottle age than today’s lovely wine possesses.
Just in time for Thanksgiving shipping, we are very pleased to welcome Stephen & Walker back to Wine Spies’ HQ with their fantastic 2011 Stephen & Walker Russian River Valley Zinfandel. Juicy, bright, complex and delicious, this approachable wine wine is an easy choice for your Thanksgiving table. Order, today, and we’ll get it to you in time for Thanksgiving. Of course, we’d recommend that you also keep some on hand for the rest of the Holidays. And next Summer’s BBQs. And beyond!
Crystalline burgundy edges darken to a deep garnet at the center of the wine. After swirling the wine, tall, chubby columns of wine-colored tears move slowly downward.
Sweet candied black cherry, wild strawberry, leather and sweet spice jump up to greet you on the nose. These are soon joined by berry bramble, dried violet, hard leather and black pepper.
Bright and juicy, with dark fruit and earthy goodness presenting in equal proportion. Black cherry, black currant and blackberry liquor mix with dried black flower petals, dark spice, black pepper, dark chocolate and subtle dried earth.
Very long, leading with dark fruit that gradually yields to spice, earth and black pepper. at the very end, the palate is left with a plush, dry feeling that spreads gradually to all corners of the mouth.