2013 Green & Red "Tip Top Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 06-29-2016
Napa fruit, from a high elevation. single vineyard, if those words were associated with a Cabernet, this would be triple the price tag. That makes this amazing Green and Red Zinfandel one of the best values to be found from California’s priciest growing region. This wine is old school Zinfandel at its best, densely fruited, opulent and structured without being overwrought, we are in love with this bottle for $24.99. Dense and brooding, filled with opaque fruit notes of black plum, licorice and rustic cherry notes. The power of this wine is felt in the mid palate and finish, savory notes of fresh forest floor intermingle with boysenberry and cedar, wrapped in tannins that are grippy, needed to stand up to the body of the wine. Zins made in this style give you a hedonistic pleasure in the immediate term, pair with anything you want to put on the grill, and will also stand to gain from 5+ years in the cellar.