2013 Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel

2013 Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel

91 Points Richard Caro
2013 Artezin Mendocino Zinfandel
91 Points Richard Caro

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A delicious medium-rich California Zinfandel: bright red and black fruits as well as spice come with an aromatic nose and a juicy - but not jammy - palate. Offering real body and satisfaction without feeling too massive or heavy, this will go with any situation from serious dinners to barbeques, or even by itself. Deceptively classy, this is a bright and balanced Zin for every palate.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Veteran Randall Johnson has been making Zinfandel for 20 years, and with the Artezin project he looks to avoid the variety’s heavy-handed pitfalls. Mendocino County is on the coast north of San Francisco, where the sunny days and cool nights discourage Zinfandel from getting overripe and pruney. Instead it ripens slowly and evenly, retaining its brightness and spice in a medium-bodied Zin style that has almost as much in common with nearby Sonoma Pinot Noir as it does with California’s richer red styles.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"A well-made and full-bodied wine, this has generous helpings of succulent blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with a firm texture of tannins and acidity to balance out all that richness. It smells fresh and fruity, tastes juicy and crisp, and seems to gain depth and interest with repeated sips. The blend includes 10% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignan."

Parker's Wine Advocate, Robert Parker

"A blend of 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignan, the 2013 Zinfandel from Mendocino is all from head-pruned and dry-farmed vines. It has a dark ruby color and a big, sweet kiss of raspberry and black cherry fruit, some pepper, grilled herbs and spice box. It is medium to full-bodied, vibrant and heady. It's being sold for a terrific price as well. Drink it over the next several years." Drink 2016 - 2020

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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