Dark red garnet in the glass with alluringly rich dark fruits, strawberry jam, chocolate, and wonderful hints of vanilla on the nose. The palate opens with licorice, black pepper, and spice that's perfectly followed by a long, rich finish.
Estancia Piedra produces the Estancia Zinfandel 2013 (£19.85), a red wine from California vinified with zinfandel from 2013 and presents an alcohol content of 13.5%. The bouquet shows frutiy aromas of strawberry jam and blackberry. On the palate appears juicy plum complemented by spice and vanilla resulting from the 12 month barrique maturation.
The Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel 2013 is a vibrant and flavorful red wine. A deep garnet in the glass, enticing aromas of dark red fruits, strawberry jam, chocolate shavings, and hints of warm vanilla waft to the nose. The palate is lush, with candy and spice flavors. Licorice, black pepper, and spice abound and lead into a persistent, satisfying finish.
Enjoy this red wine with a variety of hearty foods. It will pair well with spicy sausage lasagna, grilled pork, barbecued chicken, and even pizza.
A bit oaky and smoky with briary black raspberry fruit on the nose. Pretty juicy on entry with a nice, medium weight that shows off bright acids and soft tannins, though the tannins are a bit woody. The mid-palate shows slightly simple cherry and raspberry fruit accented with judiciously used oak and a touch of herb. Finishes with restraint and more zesty red berry fruit. Plays it safe, a nice Claret-styled Zin.