2015 Inspiration Vineyards, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley.
Don’t miss this small production jazzy Zin from Jon Phillips at Inspiration Vineyards from east facing slopes of Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, it’s juicy raspberry and peppery/spicy are classic Zinfandel in character with a nice medium/full body. Not an over the top kind of wine, this wine impresses with texture and bright red fruits making this a good solid wine for anytime drinking, but with ripe and exciting flavors which lean on racy plum, cherry and the core of brambly raspberry, lavender, minty herb and light cedar notes. You can see this being a perfect BBQ wine and great with grilled meats, also it will go great with Italian cuisine and burgers, it certainly gave me all I could ask for and performed well over two days being open with a wide selection of foods. I am thrilled with the latest set of wine from Inspiration Vineyards, they offer plenty to admire and are very enjoyable with layered complexity, subtle if any oak and easy to quaff.
($25 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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