1999 Elyse Zinfandel Howell Mountain
Howell Mountain, Napa, California
WB Rating: 85

Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Current release)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Fairly light color for a Zin. Despite its high alcohol, it shares with other Howell Mountain Zins a somewhat Cab-like feel to it, "greener" in flavor than the typical Zin. This wine had a fairly rich mouth feel, and some spicy Zinfandel fruit. But overall it struck us as a bit short of the Zinfandel pizzaz that we purchase these wines for. - HK 2002-02-15


User Comments:
Click [here] to email us your comments/score and we'll append below.