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Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 5.39.09 PMSince reviewing the Wertzberger Cabernet Franc that I loved, I contacted the winery and Bill was more than helpful with ordering a case of wine from him. I did 6 of those Cabernet Francs I loved and 6 other ones. You will start to see some of his other wines sprinkled in my current round of reviews.

Now that Cabernet Franc did set the standards high, so hopefully my palate will not be expecting that on every wine. Next up on the list is the 2012 Wertzberger Zinfandel which hails from the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County. There is not a whole lot of information on their website but I can tell you it packs a punch at 14.7% alcohol by volume and the going rate for it is $21.

I can not find any other tasting notes online so I guess you will just have to take my word for it. So how was it?

Color – Deep dark red

Nose – Lots of wood, maybe mahogany and oak. It has a slight smoke scent as well.

Taste – Mixed berries with hints of spices and pepper.

Finish – Medium with high acid and bold tannins.

Overall, this Zinfandel was lighter in body than most Zinfandel you get some California but that is not a bad thing. It was a more balanced then some of those too. I hardly noticed the high alcohol content. At the same time, it is not a very complex. Still a good wine.

Rating: B+

~Justin