Ottimino Impresses Me Again With Their Windsor Oaks Vineyard Zinfandel

When a winery exclusively makes one type of wine, you really have high expectations that they are going to get it right.  Ottimino’s slogan is “Exclusively Zinfandel” and I must admit that they do it well.  The second bottle I uncorked was from their Windsor Oaks Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and it is a great traditional style of Zinfandel.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Ottimino 2007 Windsor Oaks Vineyard Zinfandel is 100% Zinfandel from Sonoma County.  It has 13.9% alcohol and retails for $30.  For more information see

Now The Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Ottimino Windsor Oaks Vineyard Zinfandel pours a blackish plum in the glass.  It has a warm nose with notes of plum, blueberry, oak, and cinnamon.  The wine is fruit forward with tastes of blackberries and dark cherries.  Mid-palate there are notes of oak and spice followed by a long, peppery finish.  This is the style of Zinfandel I am hoping for when I open a bottle…time for another glass!

My Wine Rating- B+/A-

Food Pairing Suggestions- This Zinfandel pairs well with burgers, lamb shanks, or a grilled New York strip.

*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review

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1 Comment

  1. I’d love to buy some. At this point you don’t ship to any of the states where I can receive: MA, NH, NJ, PA, VT. Do you have any plans to add any of these to your list of available ship-to states in the near future? I hear that NJ isn’t too burdensome, but maybe that’s not accurate.

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