2021 SEAWOLF Mendocino County Venturi Vineyard Zinfandel 94 Points
Our devotion to organically grown wine grapes, brought us to Larry Venturi’s seventy-five year-old vineyard in Capella, Mendocino. Dry farmed, classically head trained Zinfandel vines dominate the loamy soil landscape. Juicy Santa Rosa plum, orange rind, and subtle chocolate are some of the expressive notes found in this old vine Zinfandel. Aged for eleven months sur lie in 35% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
2021 SEAWOLF Mendocino County Venturi Vineyard Zinfandel – Bright crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. From a 75 year old vineyard in Mendocino County. Awesome nose of red fruits, licorice and peach. Full bodied with mouth watering acidity and impeccable balance. Layer upon layer of lush, rich fruit. Cherry, raspberry liqueur, blood orange and cocoa on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. One of the better Mendocino Zinfandels for me in recent memory. Best over the next 3-5 years. 94 points by Tom Lee of the Zinfandel Chronicles.