Zinfandoodle, v.14.5

$ 22.00

My Uncle Mario used to tease me about my teenage efforts of making Zinfandel, calling it ‘Zinfandoodle.’ This multi-vintage wine, while nothing to poke fun at, should satisfy most Zinfandel cravings without soaking the wallet enough to dampen one’s sense of humor.

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Winemaker's Notes

When I first sat down to taste this ‘seriously’ for these tasting notes, I imagined ‘Maria’ in West Side Story singing ‘I’m pretty, oh so pretty…’. The wine shows a very pretty side of Zinfandel which in this case was blended from two vintages. The song in the 1961 movie was a combination of Natalie Wood acting in front of the camera and Marni Nixon’s amazing voice seamlessly dubbed in afterward. Blending is an art in many media.

This blended wine consists of 2014 and 2015 ‘extra’ proportions of Scherrer Vineyard Zinfandel plus a touch of Grenache and Syrah has a refreshing stone fruit note and some fresh plum on the nose. Mouth-watering and pert, this is an antidote to sweet, candied fruit examples of zinfandel at this price point – even those with a vintage date. The mission of Zinfandoodle is to simply be delicious [especially with food]. Mission accomplished.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousApril 2018
    The NV Zinfandoodle v. 14.5 is a fabulous wine, especially for the money. Sweet cherry, tobacco, wild herbs and leather add nuance to a fun, easygoing Zinfandel-based red that packs a good bit of flavor and punch. This release is a blend of 2014 and 2015 vintages. 89 points. Antonio Galloni

  2. Judi Scherrer

    Purely Domestic Wine ReportMay 2020
    The nose is lean, crisp herbal powdery blueberry and dried honey. The palate is lean, mineral-driven dryness with herb and floral notes finishing with bright raspberry. Drink 2020 – 2026. 92 Points. Doug Wilder

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