2012 Mazzocco Vineyards Zinfandel Reserve Seaton
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 16.1%
Price at time of purchase: $52.00 (Winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zin

A rich and savory single-vineyard Zinfandel that I found a little less compelling than the Mazzocco Reserve West Dry Creek Zin tasted recently. Still, the Seaton is full of dark berry and super-ripe plum flavors along with a cassis-like liqueur note and an attractive spicy edge. Very soft and open-knit in the mouth, with a bit of heat from the elevated alcohol. We purchased this at a winery sale for about half the $52 list price, which was a super buy for the quality level. A bit pricy at $52 retail, though. - HK 2016-05-03


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