Kelley & Young Wines

2013 Robert Young Vineyard Alexander Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Robert Young Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
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We got lucky today, dear Operative!

Kelley & Young Wines gave us exclusive access to their flagship Zin, the incomparably delicious 2013 Robert Young Vineyard Alexander Valley Zinfandel. Fruit from this fabled vineyard find their way into wines from Chateau St. Jean, Clos du Bois, Duckhorn, and Simi, but it is Kelley & Young that gets the best of the best.

Robert Young Vineyards have been farming award-winning grapes in the Alexander Valley for 5 generations. This makes the Young family one of the oldest multi-generational grape growing and winemaking families in the nation. Their experience really shines through in all of their wines, but it is the Zinfandel fruit that has captivated the attention of wine lovers worldwide.

Today’s Zin is bursting with spicy, jammy aromas the leap from the glass, with blackberry preserve, cassis, spice box, baker’s chocolate, sweet oak, incense, chocolate covered cherry and black pepper.

On the palate this wine is bold and packed with flavors of black cherry, young blackberry, red currant, cranberry, mixed spice, cedar, baker’s chocolate, fresh bramble, oak and black pepper.

We only showcase Kelley & Young wines every few years here on Wine Spies, so today’s wine is truly a rare treat. Please accept today’s delicious offering with our very hearty recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Gemlike garnet hues, through and through, with perfect clarity at the darkening heart of the wine.

Smell:

Blackberry preserve, cassis, spice box, baker’s chocolate, sweet oak, incense, chocolate covered cherry and black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, young blackberry, red currant, cranberry, mixed spice, cedar, baker’s chocolate, fresh bramble, oak and black pepper.

Finish:

Bright fruit flavors are long-sustaining, backstopped by earthy bramble, spice and minerally black pepper.

Pairing:

This Zin is a quintessential BBQ wine. We’ll enjoy ours with a thick cowboy steak, grilled over an open campfire!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jim Young
Varietal
Zinfandel
Composition
98% Zinfandel
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4% Petit Sirah
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest date
October 2011
Abv
14.8%
Aging
20 months
Barrels
40% new French oak
Bottling date
June 21, 2012
Release date
November 1, 2013
Production
290 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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