2013 Navarro Vineyards Zinfandel "Mendocino"
Winery: Navarro Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,438
KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: February 12, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Zinfandel from Navarro opens with a pomegranate bouquet with hints of red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a gentle raspberry and oak blend with hints of Bing cherry and strawberry. The finish is dry and its medium tannins are easy going. The panel suggested that this Zinfandel would be a good weekday offering to have with a juicy burger or beef pot pie with root vegetables. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: This vintage of Zin was also aged in French oak for ten months but the majority of barrels were seasoned; in our opinion (not John's) Zinfandel's blackberry fruit dominates and the oak adds spiciness, a little vanilla and a soft texture that is achieved with extended barrel aging. This wine is as bold as John with black licorice, pomegranate and olive overtones.
Organic status: not organic
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