2010 Starkey's Court Zinfandel
Sonoma Valley, Pedrazzini Family Vineyard
Those damn flying monkeys!! Seems like they deliver wine to some of you. Guess we are too far for them to carry it all this way. So all I got was a message that a bottle was on its way. Missed the truck the first day. Then the carrier called to day delivery was delayed until about 8:00. Fortunately, they showed up by 7:30 and my wife was able to meet us for dinner.
To the wine – We opened the bottle the next night. Decanted for an hour or so. Color is dark, though not quite as dark as some Zins. Dark fruits on the nose, cherry and raspberry. The dark fruit continues on the palate, especially the cherry. This is more on the jammy side, even to the point of a slight sweetness. Though I expect this is the fruit, not any RS. Nice finish. We liked this better with dinner than the last glass later. We had with a kielbasa and bean dish which the recipe called “chili”. (It’s not chili, but that would get us off-topic.) This would have been a great pairing with a nicely sauced barbecue chicken or ribs.
Depends on the price point, but this seems like a good buy.