Sbragia Family Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel 2012
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
Wine AdvocateZinfandel is one of Sbragia's specialties and the three I tasted, all from the 2012 vintage, merit mention. The outstanding 2012 Zinfandel Gino's reveals a dark ruby color, and copious notes of briary, raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of earth, pepper, roasted meats, and Provençal herbs. Medium to full-bodied and luscious, it is best drunk over the next 3-4 years
Wine EnthusiastMade from a majority of Zinfandel with tiny amounts of Carignane and Petite Sirah, Gino's is big, rich and straightforward, with a touch of dried herb and dark plum surrounded by accents of oak. Powerfully robust, it'll need a rich meat dish to stand alongside.
Wine SpectatorBrambly blackberry aromas lead to dense flavors of dried cherry, licorice and spice. Drink now through 2021. 2,684 cases made.