2010 Estate Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley: St. Helena
From our friends at Rustridge Winery comes their complex, balanced and delicious Rustridge 2010 Estate Zinfandel. Right out of the bottle, this marvelous Chiles Valle (in the Napa Valley AVA) Zin reveals a big, impressive character. It presents a heady blend of fruit and savory elements that are full & engaging on the nose and a true delight on the palate.
Winemaker Susan Meyer has crafted many a marvelous wine through the years we’ve been acquainted. In this Zinfandel she has simply surpassed herself.
On the nose, the wine is dense and richly layered, with aromas of plum, cassis, blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, dusty bramble, baker’s chocolate, spice box and cracked pepper.
On the palate, the wine is juicy and bright on entry, then darker flavors emerge, with earth and spice elements that give the wine great balance. Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry and black currant lead the way. These flavors are followed by cocoa dust, dusty earth, bramble bush, tobacco leaf and cracked pepper.
Very highly recommended and terrific with food, this is the sort of Zin that would be right at home on your holiday table.
Darkest ruby with perfect clarity through a slightly darker heart. Tall legs emerge high up on the glass wall before making a slow downward march.
Plum, cassis, blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, dusty bramble, baker’s chocolate, spice box and cracked pepper.
Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, cocoa dust, dusty earth, bramble bush, tobacco leaf, oak and cracked pepper.
Extra long, with juicy dark fruit flavors that give way to earthy flavors, spice, oak and cracked pepper.
This beautiful wine is a very flexible pairing companion. Enjoy with your favorite holiday roast, steak or gourmet grilled beef burger.
What the Winery Says
- Susan Meyer
- Napa Valley, St. Helena
- Barrel Type
- 20% new American Oak
- Barrel Aging
- 19 months
- Bottling Date
- July 30, 2012
- Brix at Harvest
- Harvest date
- October 2 & 16, 2010
- 420 cases