2009 St. Francis Zinfandel Amann Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 15.8%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Super-rich, top-quality Zinfandel from a dry-farmed 80-year-old vineyard. Unlike some other St. Francis Zins I've had, the relatively high alcohol level in this wine is completely obliterated by a seamless rush of wild blackberries, black raspberry pie, smoky oak, and lively spiciness. Drinking beautifully already, it has a liqueur-like density, but its freshness and lift are a joy. - HK 2012-11-13


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