1997 The Wiz Zinfandel Moniz Vineyard
Morgan Hill, Santa Clara Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $ (home-vinted)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Tasted along with several other wines made by "The Wiz" (Dan White) and his partner (John Roesser), this is a strong statement for how good "home-made" wines can be if made with knowledge and care. This is an excellent Zin that stood up well (in fact tasted somewhat similar) to a Ridge '97 Pagani Ranch tasted along side it. Some tasters preferred it to the Ridge, considering it even richer. Strong praise! This had a youthful purple color and a forward, earthy nose with touches of vanilla and caramel. Fairly full bodied, the flavors had a rich cherry liqueur note along with the overall earthiness. - WB Team 2001-07-19

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