Sbragia Family Vineyards

Gino's Zinfandel

2012 Gino's Zinfandel DCV Wine Details »

Rated 90

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2014

"Zinfandel is one of Sbragia’s specialties and the three I tasted, all from the 2012 vintage, merit mention. The outstanding 2012 Zinfandel Gino’s reveals a dark ruby color, and copious notes of briary, raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of earth, pepper, roasted meats, and Provençal herbs. Medium to full-bodied and luscious, it is best drunk over the next 3-4 years."

Rated 90

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
January 2015

"Mr. Sbragia rarely makes a wine that lacks for personality, and this offering runs true to form. Its concentrated aromas are layered, complex and confounding all at the same time. Initial notes of black tea and toasted tobacco are joined by hints of spices and a bare whiff of bacon, and all of this incredible bounty finds a background of melting chocolate. The wine is full on the palate, viscous and coating yet, for all of that, it manages to say Zinfandel rather than "look at my big booty," and while it is unlikely to be the choice of those who like restraint in their Zins, it will find a willing home alongside a plate of grilled sausages or as a partner to venison napped in a blackberry sauce."

Rated 90

Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel Magazine
March 2016

Dense and spicy with earth, ripe berries and tangy acidity; smooth, rich and balanced.