Friday, June 24, 2011

Portteus Zinfandel

Washington state wines are in many cases my preference when it comes to US wines. But when it comes to the beloved Zin wines, California wines are usually the best. Surprise! An excellent Zinfandel from Washington. Jumps immediately to the top of the list for Zins.

Portteus Zinfandel 2008
Dark color, very Zinfandel character: bold, ripe and Masculine. Starts with ripe plums and dark cherries which are balanced by good acidity and a medium/full body. The tannins are nicely integrated in the wine and the finish is long and tasty. Excellent: 90