Hook & Ladder
2011 Russian River Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Today’s Hook & Ladder Vineyards and Winery 2011 Russian River Valley Zinfandel is another stunner from winemaker Jason De Loach. We love Hook & Ladder’s wines, and today’s Zin is most certainly no different.
As always from Hook & Ladder Vineyards, there is a subtlety and refinement to today’s wine that truly allows the fruit to shine. This wine has a wonderfully refreshing mouthfeel, but also possesses enough structure and backbone to take this Zin to another level entirely.
Today’s wine is the complete package when it comes to California Zins. If you love Zinfandel, do not miss out!
Only slightly translucent crimson throughout the glass, nearly uniform from heart to edge.
Notes of spiced cherry, blackberry, and just ripened blueberry leap from the glass, quickly followed by cinnamon, anise, clove, and white peppercorn.
Super juicy and lush on the palate, with a dark berry compote of blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry laid overtop cedar wood, black peppercorn, aged cigar box, and subtle hints of dark baking spices.
Super long lasting and incredibly smooth, the sweet initial flavors slowly transition to more savory elements on the tip of the tongue.
A full chicken, seasoned with your personal secret spice mix, then perfectly grilled and finished with a tangy BBQ sauce.
What the Winery Says
- Jason De Loach
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Zinfandel
- 20 months in American oak