2012 Midnight Cellars Zinfandel Willow Creek District Estate

Year: 2012
Appellation: Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.9%
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"Vivid purple. Exotic, perfumed aromas of candied black and blue fruits, violet and peppery spices, with a hint of underbrush emerging slowly. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering plum and dark berry flavors and a hint of white pepper. Shows a bit of warmth on the finish, which is framed by supple, slow-building tannins." (VM)

"This offers a classic Zin nose, with dried strawberries, plums, white sage, black loam and a minty lift. The palate is juicy but restrained, with ripe olallieberries cut by licorice and tobacco, bound together with considerable grip." (WE)

Winery Notes:
This wine is ruby red in color with aromas of raspberries, cherries and blueberries, and a supple body that has just the right amount of jamminess. You will find this Zinfandel has notes of zesty candied peaches in the mid palate and great acidity. The finish will leave you with ripe plum, white pepper and dusty tannins. Drink now through 2022.