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Zinfandel from Lodi, California.
SRP of $20 and available to NakedWines.com Angels for as low as $12. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
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We're big fans of wines from Lodi, California here at Reverse Wine Snob and while there is a surprising amount of variety to be found in this region, there's no better value than Zinfandel. But don't take our word for, even the winemaker's themselves told us so. After tasting a whole lot of Lodi wine over the last couple years, we tend to agree.
The 2012 F. Stephen Millier Angel's Reserve Zinfandel begins with jammy, dark berry fruit aromas along with licorice, cola, pepper, a little vanilla and bramble. Tasting this classic Zin reveals much of the same: lots of jammy fruit, a good dose of bramble, black pepper, spice, licorice, vanilla and oak. A fairly big, high octane wine that will go great with BBQ sauce and grilled meat, this Zin is a great choice for the summer grilling season. It ends with good length and that same mix of flavors lingering nicely.
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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