Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.
SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12. Sample received courtesy Ottimino for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"While Ottimino produces single-vineyard Zinfandels from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County, the infinite possibilities achievable through blending proved irresistible! The result is Zinfinity, a blend of our best vineyards aged in French oak for twenty months to create a wine of great elegance, richness and individuality. Onward to Zinfinity!
Ottimino is a California winery that specialize in Zinfandel, in fact it's the only variety of wine they produce. It's actually quite rare these days that a winery only produces one variety, but it's also refreshing when you find someone focused in on doing one thing really well.
The 2008 Zinfinity Sonoma County Zinfandel begins with smooth and creamy notes of plum, vanilla and spice. The wine tastes silky smooth with rich mixed berry flavors, plus a little vanilla and spice. A little more spice and black pepper kick in on the dry finish and then your left with some slightly nutty and mocha notes that last a long time. To Zinfinity and beyond! (Sorry couldn't help another Toy Story reference, but I have young kids so that's what happens!)
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