Around the World With Zin

Wild Hog Vineyard Lake County Nova Vineyards Zinfandel 2003
Dried fruits, good acidity, some creaminess and a little warmth. Organically grown grapes. P&B in Cazadero 15.5% $24 at Traverso’s Wild Hog

Groom Barossa Valley Bush Block Zinfandel 2006
Intense smells of eucalyptus and the taste of black fruits with a tannic backbone. Sourced from an 8 acre vineyard of bush vines in Kalimna in the Barossa. Aged for 11 months in US hogsheads 18% of which were new. Produced in Tanunda 14.2% $22.99 at Bottle Barn Groom

Groom’s Kalimna Bush Block Zin

Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2004
Brown spices and ripe tannins with a little heat and long flavor. P&B Healdsburgh 14.2% $20 at the winery Quivira

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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