Lot 685 | 2017 Knights Valley
Sourced from the same pioneering, fifth-generation producer as our best-selling Lot 689 Chard, this is Zinfandel that showcases refinement and finesse.
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- Now through 2025
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high end BBQ pleaser
I'll admit, on the first sip of this one, I was disappointed for about a quarter of a second thinking it was going to be an overly jammy fruit bomb, but i was pleasantly surprised a half a second later. Yes, it's a fruit forward, fleshy beast -- but the blueberry cobbler attack gives way to a smoky, spicy mid-palette and enough acidity, aromatics, and structure to carry the day. Will order some more for the summer.
Missed the Mark
Kinda bummed to write this but need to be honest. Received our club shipment and decided to try the 2 Zins (Lots 685 and 705) head to head. We really tried to like this wine. We tasted it after 1 hour and 24 hours. We had it with cheese, meal, chocolate and by itself. From the start it wasn't pleasant on the nose and the initial taste was maybe tobacco but seemed more oak and cork. Unfortunately, the extra day didn't help it out. We will put the second bottle down and try again in 12 months but won't be stocking up this one.
High quality Zin
This zin has all the classic features that make the grape such a wonderful suburb of the wine world. It is a journeyman's effort from good stock. Next time I will decant for a few hours and see what develops. I imagine it would benefit from some cellaring...it just may have the backbone for it. I do not believe it would suffer.
Very Enjoyable Zin
This Zin is on of a trifecta of very nice Zins (636, 683, 685). Pleasant fruit and a little more tannin at the finish that the others.
Another great CH zin
Cam has a knack for finding great zins, so we always grab them. This does not disappoint. I recommend a good decant of an hour.
Absolutely exquisite, fruit forward Zin. It will only get better with age.
Drink it now
Tasty Zin with light tannin at the finish. Fruit forward and reminds me of a Dry Creek Zin. Better buy more now since the great reviews are coming in~
Smelled like fresh out of the oven blackberry pie. I thought it was a step above the Dry Creek Valley. Not as fruit forward as I thought it would be. I think I would get this again.
Better second day
Opened this with the wife and believe it or not, only drank half the bottle. Definitely smoky black cherry and delivers like a big warm zin. Spice even more apparent second day. Great for a cold night in the north east.