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NAVARRO Zinfandel  "Old Vine Cuvee"  Mendocino 2017

Navarro Zinfandel

Retail Price: $25

Value Rating: 3.6

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: November 8, 2019
Cases Produced: 1413

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Great Value


Made from 60-90 year old vine Zinfandel from Ukiah and Redwood Valley. A dollop of other grapes come from a field blend block within one of the two vineyards sourced for the Navarro Zinfandel Old Vine Cuvee. Warm aromas of black cherry preserves, black pepper and allspice transitions to tastes of smushed up blackberries and very ripe raspberries + bay leaf, Thai basil and black tea. I love the generosity of fruit and sturdy frame of spice & exotic herbs. Medium acidity and smooth tannins…I think this is drinking fantastic now.

Navarro only sells their wine retail winery-direct in California and miniscule distribution outside the state. It is one of the few wineries that I purchase wine from on a consistent basis. Amazing values, top to bottom. Keep an eye out for their periodic 1 cent/case shipping specials, which is currently “on” as I write this on 11/8/19. Read all my Navarro wine reviews here.

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