2013 Jewell, Joseph Grist Vineyard Zinfandel
Zinfandel - 750ML
  • W&S 95

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W&S 95
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, February 2017
For the third year in a row, Adrian Manspeaker and Micah Wirth’s zin from Grist Vineyard is a spellbinding wine. Planted in 1974, this hillside vineyard isn’t old in the context of California zin, but the vines are mature... For the third year in a row, Adrian Manspeaker and Micah Wirth’s zin from Grist Vineyard is a spellbinding wine. Planted in 1974, this hillside vineyard isn’t old in the context of California zin, but the vines are mature enough to translate the site’s iron-rich volcanic soil into zinfandel with remarkable purity and sheer exuberance. Its red plum and floral white peach flavors are so immediate and succulent, you might worry that the wine is going to drip down your chin. There’s a lacy transparency here that’s extraordinary, the tannins structuring the wine without dominating it, somewhere between peach fuzz and fine gravel. The subtle redwood scent seems to catch the vineyard’s hillside environs. It’s a beautiful, zesty California original. Pour it blind for Europhile friends who claim to dislike zin, and watch their faces light up. (200 cases)
JJB 93
Kevin Johnson - JJ Buckley, March 2017
Deep opaque purple core. This open with an abundance of persistent red and black that go from bright and ripe to berry pie laced with seductive baking spices – pronounced vanilla and a touch of mint. The palate is... Deep opaque purple core. This open with an abundance of persistent red and black that go from bright and ripe to berry pie laced with seductive baking spices – pronounced vanilla and a touch of mint. The palate is remarkably in tune with the nose. When first opened, it was primary with fresh blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries. Revisiting, the fruit persist and melds into a captivating, sensual potpourri of berries. A sturdy beam of acidity is present and gives the wine structure and length. The tannins are fine and well-integrated. Overall this is a good example of California Zinfandel – exuberant fruit, spice and acidity; big but not cloying. This is a solid effort and will probably benefit from a little more time in bottle to smooth out the finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Zinfandel
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork