Zinfandel, 2010, Martinez, CA

Posted: July 31, 2012 in Wines

A dark red with a smoky flavor, about 60 bottles were made of this high-alcohol, 16.8 percent alcohol red harvested literally as the rainy season was bearing down. The farmer, who I found on craigslist, was trying to get rid of his final crop after light rains, with the first big storm of the season coming the next weekend. I picked the grapes myself, and even got to drive a John Deere. Aged with American oak.

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