I started to convince myself that I really did not like Zinfandel. Every time I uncorked a bottle, the only adjectives that came to mind were big, jammy, fruit bomb, or overpowering (most of the time, all of the above). Thankfully, as with most things in life, there are exceptions to every rule. This time, the exception comes from Broc Cellars.
100% Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Naturally made with 12.7% alcohol. Retails for $26.99.
Broc Cellars 2012 “Vine Starr” Zinfandel opens with aromas of black cherry, earth, and black pepper. The palate is elegant and vibrant with fresh flavors of dark fruit, anise, black tea, lavender, and spice. Flavorful, refined, and compelling. Throw everything your taste buds know about Zinfandel out the window…this stuff is awesome!