2012 Castello di Amorosa Zinfandel "Zingaro"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Zingaro"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Primitivo
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,387
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 8, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Zinfandel is very bright in the glass. This wine opens with fragrant boysenberry bouquet with hints of oak and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. It also nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and blackberry blend with notes of nicely integrated gentle old oak. We also detected hints of bay leaf, black pepper and a touch of wild red raspberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested that this Zin would pair well with a pulled pork sandwich or a sharp cheese and salami platter. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Zesty and full of briary black cherry and fresh pine aromas, with tart blueberry and licorice flavors that finish with ripe but lively tannins and notes of black pepper and red and black berries. The balanced acidity makes this a great food wine. Pair with creamy pasta dishes, grilled meats, poultry, game birds, and robust cheeses.
Organic status: not organic
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