Fritz Underground Winery
2010 Estate Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
The Nick of Time
This delicious, highly recommended, Zinfandel is the perfect food wine - which is why we chose it as our final wine for Thanksgiving delivery.
Today’s 2010 Fritz Underground Winery Estate Zinfandel is a juicy, delicious wine that surprised our entire tasting panel. Despite its youthfulness, this wine is drinking beautifully. Loaded with flavor, this elegant treat is perfectly balanced with none of the rough edges that can be common in a wine so young as this one.
We adored the previous vintages of this wine and it is with great pride that we offer you this latest vintage. This wine possesses greater balance as far riper fruit than the 2008 and 2009 before it. Despite its relative youth, this wine is ready to drink, now. Be sure to stock up as this may be your only chance to purchase this wonderful wine.
Darkest garnet with a darker, nearly opaque core. At the edge of the glass, a ring of beautiful ruby catches the light. After swirling, tall columns of fat, slow-moving tears fall down the glass wall.
Black cherry, plum and blackberry lead the way. These lush aromas are followed by smoky sweet spice, candied cherry, leather, dark cocoa, leather, dried leaves, cigar box and black pepper.
Bold actually, BlackBerry, read plum, sweet spice and leather lead the way. As the wine breeze it begins to open up, revealing follow-on flavors of tobacco, Cedar, toasty oak, and earthy savory notes of flint, dried fall leaves and black pepper.
Dark fruits fade very gradually, gently giving way to leather, spice and earthen elements. Eventually, a soft mineral rich dryness spreads across the entire pallet