2012 Mazzocco Vineyards Zinfandel Reserve Warm Springs Ranch
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.8%
Price at time of purchase: $52.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zin

I'd be hard-pressed to choose between the 2012 Mazzocco Warm Springs Ranch Zin and their outstanding 2012 West Dry Creek bottling, but feel that both are clearly superior to the also very good 2012 Seaton Reserve. The Warm Springs Zin, from a vineyard at 1400 feet elevation at the far west end of the valley, has all the rich, briary dark berry fruit you hope to find in a Dry Creek Zin, but it has that extra depth and grip that the best ones have. Beautifully textured and mouth-filling but with excellent balance and no intrusive alcohol influence despite its near-16% alcohol level. - HK 2016-05-29

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