Rich and Indulgent- Ottimino 2008 Von Weidlich Vineyard Zinfandel

To round out my tastings of Ottimino’s 2008 releases, I uncorked their Von Weidlich Vineyard Zinfandel. Full of rich and indulgent flavors…yet another incredible Zinfandel from this small, Sonoma Winery.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Ottimino 2008 Von Weidlich Vineyard Zinfandel is 100% Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley.  It has 14.4% alcohol and retails for $36.  Only 340 cases were produced.  To purchase visit

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

This Zinfandel pours a deep ruby in the glass.  The nose has indulgent aromas of caramel, blackberry, and cinnamon.  The wine has a velvety texture with soft tannins and tastes of black cherries, cassis, and sweet oak.  The lingering finish is smooth and peppery.  While this wine is definitely wonderful to drink now, I can imagine in a few years it will be outstanding.  Grab a bottle for now and one for the cellar!

My Wine Rating- A-

Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair this Zinfandel with roasted duck, rack of lamb, or eggplant parmesan.

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