Sample received courtesy The Hess Collection for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Artezin speaks classic varietal Zinfandel, with flavors of raspberry, pepper and spices. This wine is rich and supple with sweet tannins in the finish. An especially compatible wine with food, Artezin Zinfandel pairs well with grilled meats, pastas, and zesty cheeses. The wine is handcrafted from old vine, family-owned vineyards, located in the preeminent Zinfandel region of Mendocino County. Enjoy!
The 2009 Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel begins with nice strong aromas of plum, clove, spice, raspberry and pepper. The wine tastes of raspberry, black cherry, and plum plus some spice and pepper that balance the juicy fruit nicely. This is a rich and savory wine. The finish is slightly dry and medium-long and features a great combination of nice soft tannins and fruit flavors. This wine is quite good on its own and also shows lots of potential for pairing with food. I’d recommend this as a nice complement to a tomato based BBQ sauce.
Overall Rating: 7.5
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