|2010 Hughes Family Vineyards Zinfandel
BEST ZINFANDEL AND A PLATINUM AWARD WINNER - 2014 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL, BEST OF CLASS FOR SONOMA REGION - 2014 California State Fair
CRITICS GOLD - 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Challenge
"Here's a full-throttle Zinfandel that goes right to the edge, but sits there enjoying the view rather than diving into the jam pool. The acid profile makes this wine dance on the palate, showing rich brambly fruit, cigar and fall spice balanced by notes of citrus. The tannin structure coupled with the fruit load bodes well for a long future."
A Platinum award-winner at the 2014 Sommelier Challenge
94 Rich Cook Sep 23, 2014
100% Zinfandel from HFV Certified Organic Wild Turkey Vineyard
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Harvest Date: October 20, 2010
Bottled: July 18, 2011
Aging: 21 months in 100% French Oak, 50% new
Appearance: A very handsome, deep ruby red
Aroma: Offering a big impression of ripe red fruit like cranberries and cherries with earthy notes of pine cones, cassis, and a subtle hint of tobacco
Taste: Full, big entry, and luscious richness with mature tannins followed by dark fruit flavors that bathe the palate into submission with spices and acid. This wine will pair perfectly with grilled foods, big cheeses or dark chocolate.