2017 Peachy Canyon Zinfandel Westside

Year: 2017
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA-California
Vinous Media: 91
Connoisseurs' Guide: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
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"Deep shimmering red. Expansive raspberry and boysenberry aromas, along with vanilla, mocha and spice nuances. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering gently sweet red and blue fruit flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The spicy quality repeats strongly on a long, smooth finish shaped by round, even tannins." (VM)

"Solidly built, fully ripe and slightly fleshy in feel but always a bit hesitant in Zinfandel's fruity essentials, Peachy Canyon's latest Westside bottling flirts here and there with dark chocolate and berries, but tends to dry out as it goes and, in the end, its flavors are occluded by enough tannin and heat to cost it a chance at full one-star recommendation. Reviewed: January 2020" (CG)

"Canned cherries and red plums cast a red fruit net across the pleasant nose of this widely available, fairly priced bottling. Spicy tones of nutmeg and dried ginger give depth to the cherry-sauce flavors. -Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Ever our flagship Zinfandel, this charming wine opens with aromas of rhubarb, saw dust, and allspice. Plum, black cherry, and boysenberry marry with notes of leather, tobacco, casis, and menthol on the palate for a slightly dry finish.