2013 Castello di Amorosa Zinfandel "Zingaro"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Zingaro"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel & 14% Primitivo
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,729
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 19, 2017
Wine Review: This interesting red colored Zinfandel opens with a mortadella bouquet with hints of red cherry and raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a bit sweet. The flavor profile is a cedar plank influenced faint raspberry with hints of red cherry Life Saver and mild chocolate. The finish is dry and its flavors nicely coat your mouth and linger for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this Zin with crispy duck or strap Bolognese. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The relatively cool climate of the Russian River Valley allowed for slow ripening of the fruit, resulting in full flavor development and increased complexity. The balanced acidity makes this a great food wine. This wine finishes peppery, with flavors of red and black berries. Pair this food-friendly wine with pork loin with sun dried tomato pesto, or barbecue dishes.
Organic status: not organic
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