Lot 429 2012 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Lot 429
2012 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

90 Pts, Best Buy: 2014 Wine Enthusiast; Savory, expansive, splendid.
  • San Francisco Chronicle Medal Winner
  • Wine Enthusiast 90 PTS!
  • Wine Enthusiast Best Buy
Boisterous nose of raspberry and plum with hints of sage and violet. The palate is rich with blackberry and ripe plum notes that meld beautifully with the tannins. Long finish redolent with fruit and chocolate, and a fantastic black pepper note that really only comes out with significant air. Clearly, the pepper note will grow in the bottle. Rich yet racy, this is a dynamite Zinfandel with more complexity than you would ever expect at this price point.

Style: Medium, Fruity

Flavors: Blackberry, Pepper, Plum

Cam Confidential
Lot 429 comes from 30-40 year old vines just up the valley from the famed Monte Rosso Vineyard (I throw that in there not because the soils are similar, but really to give you an idea of where the vineyard is – Monte Rosso is in a league of its own). Part of a grapes-to-wine partner program with the grower (who gets $2500-$3000/ton, which equates to $25-$30/bottle), the wine was produced and barrel aged (100% French oak) under our watchful eye at a winery in Alexander Valley.