2012 Hartford Zinfandel Dina's Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $52.00 (Winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

This is a wine to serve in Burgundy glasses. Actually, you could say that about all the Hartford Zins, which are pure, elegant, stylish wines and rarely the brutes you can find from Dry Creek. Light bright ruby in color, and coming in at "only" 14.8% alcohol, the 2012 Dina's is even more like a Pinot Noir than usual, with pure black cherry, strawberry, and blueberry fruit complicated by spicy oak and floral notes. Gorgeous aromatics and delicious Zin, though I have to rate it behind my favorite Hartford Zins like Highwire and Fanucchi-Wood, which have a bit more intensity without losing their elegance. - HK 2016-10-28


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