Martin Family Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
My Favorite Martin
This wine really exceeded our expectations - and, boy did we ever have high expectations for this particular Zinfandel! We’ve had the good fortune to sample Martin Family wines in the past, and while we’ve always loved them, we were really really loved this 2009 Dry Creek Valley Zin.
This wine is very well balanced, very well made, and very delicious. At under $15, it is a very good value. Did we mention that we like it very much?
With lovely fruit and a very balanced feel, our tasting panel was surprised to find that despite the high alcohol, the wine does not smell or taste hot at all.
Pair this lovely Zin with tangy BBQ ribs, Mu Shu pork or a pepper crusted steak, fresh off the grill. Don’t miss out on this wonderful value priced, daily drinker!
Pretty and deep, with a brilliant dark ruby core. After giving the wine a good swirl, tall and skinny legs streak slowly down the glass wall.
Subtle and restrained with leading aromas of dark wild raspberry, strawberry, fresh violet, subtle anise, clove and fall leaves. As the wine opens up, black pepper and subtle cedar notes emerge.
Very fruit forward. Flavors of bing cherry, dark raspberry and dried violets instantly coat the palate. Secondary flavors follow with stewed red plum, sour cherry candy, and a hint of intriguing flint.
Medium to long with lingering fruit that provide the ultimate finish for this full bodied Zinfandel.