Sonoma County Zinfandel

Robert Rue, Russian River Valley, Wood Road, Reserve, Zinfandel 2007 Sweet and jammy fruit exudes in the nose with the spiciness of black pepper. In the mouth you’ll find a structured Zin, lightly tannic, with plenty of acidity and lastly a bit of caramel richness. Sourced from Bob and Carlene Rue’s centurions. Vinted and bottled in Sebastopol 14.9% $28.99 at Bottle Barn purchased for $28.99 at Bottle Barn RR

Wilson Winery, Dry Creek Valley, Molly’s Vineyard, Zinfandel 2008 This Zin from Wilson takes on a liquer-like impression in the nose, very sweet smelling. In the mouth it is luscious and fat, almost silky in texture with a vibrant expression of blackberry. Molly’s Vineyard is located at about 500 feet elevation above West Dry Creek Road. 10% of the vineyard is planted to Petite Sirah. Proprietors Ken and Diane Wilson. Grown, produced and bottled in Healdsburg 15.2% purchased for $24.99 at Bottle Barn Wilson Winery

About RJ

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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