St. Amant Winery
2014 Mohr Fry Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Mohr Fry Vineyard
California: Lodi: Woodbridge
Welcome to the Wine Spies Intrigue Awards for 2016! Each year we recognize our most popular and sought-after wines from the previous year - while giving our Operatives one final chance to secure some of the winning wines for themselves.
We may never show this wine again, so grab yours while you still can!
This wine hasn’t yet been formally scored by the press, but you’ll recall that the previous vintage earned a stunning 99 points. This vintage is every bit as superb. In fact, the fruit is even better.
This wine is lush and very fragrant on the nose, with aromas of smoky black cherry, raspberry, red currant, smoked cranberry, savory cured meats, sweet tobacco leaf, brown spice and black pepper.
On the palate, the wine is rich and dense, with concentrated fruit, spice and earthen elements delivering flavors of bold black cherry, blackberry, wild strawberry, dried meats, toasty oak, cranberry, savory herbs, subtle leather, brown spice and cracked pepper.
The 2013 wine was great and our Operative’s bought up every last case in existence. For today’s special offering, we bought out the winery’s entire inventory. That said, though, we are expecting this wine to be one of our most popular offerings of the year - so please don’t delay.
Get your order in while you still can.
Here’s what the Wine Press has to say:
Stuart Spencer, Wine Critic - “The 2014 vintage exhibits classic Old Vine character – a big ripe chewy Zinfandel with rich raspberry and spicy blackberry flavors finishing with a delicious mouth-coating texture. The wine is loaded with flavor that should develop nicely over the next 3-5 years, but is hard to resist in its exuberant youth.”
Beautiful ruby red with edges that catch the light. Skinny tears slowly descend from high up on the glass wall after giving the wine a hearty swirl.
Smoky black cherry, raspberry, red currant, smoked cranberry, savory cured meats, sweet tobacco leaf, brown spice and black pepper.
Bold black cherry, blackberry, wild strawberry, dried meats, toasty oak, cranberry, savory herbs, subtle leather, brown spice and cracked pepper.
Extra long and packed with bold, balanced flavors that tail off evenly, leaving behind black pepper and a soft dryness.
Enjoy this lovely, flavor-filled Zin with a spicy pasta arrabbiata, tangy BBQ chicken or good old backyard burgers.
What the Winery Says
- Stuart Spencer
- 100% Zinfandel
- Mohr-Fry Ranch
- Harvest date
- September, 2014
- 10 months
- 20% new French oak.
- July 1, 2015
- 2786 cases