Wise Villa Winery
2011 California Estate Zinfandel
Owl always love Zin
With so many wines offered to us each and every day, we can afford to be exceedingly careful - and extraordinarily picky - when it comes to selecting which wines we feature for you. We are so picky that we reject about one third of the wines that we review.
Big brand, award-winning wines certainly get our attention, but when a lesser-known brand finds its way to our tasting panel, we approach it with an excited open mind - and palate. Today’s Wise Villa Winery 2011 California Estate Zinfandel turned out to be… fantastic!
This delicious wine, which has earned numerous accolades and is a Zinfandel that is well worthy of your attention. We offer this wonderful wine to you with our hearty recommendation.
A beautiful purple through and through, just slightly translucent, with just a hint of a lighter, rustic red rim.
Leads with juicy red fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry, laid atop notes of sweet cedar wood, aged leather, berry bramble, black peppercorn spice, and warm baking spices.
Delicious and very drinkable, with a flavor profile that is very similar to the nose, this wine is exactly what you want from a traditional Zinfandel. The red fruit, earth, and spice are very well balanced.
A lovely balance of tannin and structure, with the concentrated red fruit slowly transitioning into slight pepper notes on the back of the palate.
A slow roasted garlic and rosemary encrusted beef brisket, served with plenty of root vegetables.
What the Winery Says
- Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle 2014, 96 Points - Wine X Magazine
- Dr. Grover C. Lee
- Production Notes
- 100% Estate produced and bottled
- Aged in 30% new French and American oak