2012 Hartford Zinfandel Jolene's Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 15.6%
Price at time of purchase: $55.00 (Winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

As much as I liked the 2011 Jolene's Zinfandel, the 2012 seems a step up in intensity and complexity. Layers of lively red and black fruits fill the mouth, and the wine is enhanced by complex notes of cinnamon-like spiciness, smoke, and expressive, Rhone-style herbs. A Pinot-like elegance and balance belie the 15.6% alcohol. This is one of those "iron fist in a velvet glove" Zins that I absolutely love. - HK 2016-04-05


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