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Mixed Reds



Trentadue, 2014 Alexander Valley Estate Zinfandel, 14.8%, $18. ★★★★

A tasty, full-bodied zin with a nice dollop of petite sirah. Aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, vanilla and a hint of brown sugar. Crisp acidity. Smoky finish. It has an interesting breakdown — 76% zin, 14% petite sirah, 5% syrah and 5% carignane.


Pedroncelli, 2014 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Zinfandel, 14.9%, $18. ★★★★: Enticing aromas, with a great concentration of fruit on the palate. Aromas and flavors of black plum, blackberry, chocolate and cracked black pepper. Spicy finish.

Meeker, 2013 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Barrel Select Zinfandel, 14.8%, $38. ★★★★: A juicy zin. It has generous red and black fruit, with a current of spice running through it. Zesty finish.

Arrowood, 2014 Sonoma Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5%, $15. ★★★1/2: A soft cab with a seamless texture. Frankly it could have a little more backbone, but it has some nice fruit — black cherry and plum — coupled with herbs and spice. Nice length.

Michael David, 2015 Lodi Ancient Vine Cinsault, 14.5%, $25. ★★★1/2: This is a lovely glass of red, through and through. It has aromas of pomegranate and raspberry and flavors of tart cherry and cranberry. Seamless texture. Spicy finish. A breezy red.


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