Saldo Zinfandel 2013
Wine SpectatorLoaded with toasty oak, this jammy Zin offers aromas of dark cherry, caramel and cracked pepper that lead to zesty flavors of dried sage, espresso and licorice. A bit tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 15,200 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Saldo (a Latin word for "from here and there") actually comes from multiple AVAs in Northern California - Amador, Mendocino, Contra Costa, as well as Napa and Sonoma. One hundred percent Zinfandel, it displays briary, peppery, meaty notes, some Provençal herbs, black cherry and black currant fruit. It also offers some underlying, meaty earthiness and is a long, lusty wine that should drink well for another 3-4 years.