2009 North Coast Zinfandel
We’ve had the great fortune, these last five years, to get to know the team behind today’s budget-friendly 2009 Healdsburg Ranches Zinfandel. Credited with producing some of our favorite wine from Bradford Mountain, Turett-Hurst and VML, this very talented team makes wines for all budgets. Always, the wines deliver an exceptional drinking experience and exceptional value.
Today’s Zinfandel shows off wonderful dark fruit and spice, in a package that exceeds expectations - given the low price of the wine. Decant this wine for 20 minutes or more and you’ll be rewarded with a softer feel and more authentic fruit flavors. Aromatically, this wine presents dark spice and earth, with plenty of dark fruit. These are reflected on the palate, as well.
Pair this easy-drinking wine with your favorite winter fare. We recommend that you enjoy the palate cleansing qualities of this delicious wine between bites of baby back ribs with your favorite tangy barbecue sauce.
This is a recommended, well-priced, limited supply wine - so be sure to act quickly.
Medium garnet hues with a slightly darker heart. After spinning the wine, two levels of branching, fast moving, tightly spaced legs move swiftly down the glass.
Complex and sweet, leading with black cherry, black plum, dried orange peel that gives way to dark chocolate, black tea leaf and sweet brown spice.
Dark red berries, stewed plum, dusty bramble, out in front. As the wine breathes, it also reveals Alaskan blueberry, braised mission fig and dried blood orange peel.
A long and lingering finish. Soft and smooth with fruits that fade very gradually, culminating in a tart, smoky sweetness.