Bright red. A perfumed rose petal quality provides lovely lift to the red cherry and raspberry aromas. Juicy, lively and intense, showing superb clarity and penetration to its dried cherry and spice flavors. A wonderfully vibrant Washington Sangiovese with firm tannins and terrific lingering fruits and spices. The 8% Aglianico component from Serra Pedace vineyard in SeVein was planted in 2010; Chris Figgins will eventually bottle this fruit on its own.
Wine Enthusiast 93pts:
Editor's Choice The first vintage to see Aglianico (8%) blended in, this wine brings aromas and flavors of leather, sour cherry, earth and flowers. Seeing only neutral puncheons and oval botti, it’s fresh and focused, coating the palate with textured fruit flavors brightened by tart acids and backed by firm tannins. It’s both appealing and serious.
Wine & Spirits 92 Points First produced by the Wetzel family in 1978, Sin Zin now comes from vineyards throughout Alexander Valley, from the valley floor to the benchlands and...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright red. Spicy dark berries and cola on the deeply scented nose. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and peppery spice flavors...
Connoisseurs' Guide 92pts From the winemaker: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing...