TN: 2010 J. Wolf Cellars Zinfandel Russian River Valley 3 barrels produced – 15% alc
Sourced from the vineyard of a well regarded grower, this dark ruby wine shows accessible aromas of ripe Zinberry with overtones of sweet vanillin – in the mouth, the wine is lush and sweet with a hint of briar, easily offering proof of its Russian River origins. Nicely balanced with a touch of grip on the back end, the finish is clean and lingering. I would consider this an early drinker and serve it at cellar temperature – I suspect that as the wine gains age and the ample fruit begins to fall off a bit, the alcohol will become more noticeable. But that’s not really a problem because the wine drinks so well right now. A fine first effort from this new producer and still available.