Elyse Black-Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2010

$39.99

  A fabulous new Zin from the legendary (but tiny) Black-Sears Vineyard!This Zinfandel is a very complex wine, with round tannins and beautiful balance. It is a muscular Zin that finishes soft, silky, and sooth. Pair with lamb, cassoulet or peppered steak. The wine will age nicely for the next 6 – 8 years. 93 Points Wine Enthusiast: "The grapes for this Zin come from high up on Howell Mountain, which accounts for their concentration. Massive in blackberries, mushu plum, mocha and spices, its initial taste is as sweet as jam. But it turns dry and minerally on the finish. A delicious, softly tannic wine to drink now and for the next six years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Lori Mike Delectable Pro

Pours a light purple almost violet in color. Pepper smacks you in the face upon smelling along with fresh blueberries. Initially in your tongue is pepper but after it leaves blueberry and a savoriness follow. It is a full bodied #Zinfandel with classic Black Sears characteristics. An extremely long finish.

Pours a light purple almost violet in color. Pepper smacks you in the face upon smelling along with fresh blueberries. Initially in your tongue is pepper but after it leaves blueberry and a savoriness follow. It is a full bodied #Zinfandel with classic Black Sears characteristics. An extremely long finish.

9.1

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Polished. IMHO a grand cru when it comes to Zin.

Polished. IMHO a grand cru when it comes to Zin.

9.3

Peter J. Delectable Pro

2667

2667

Ashley Sutton

Wow! I've been holding off on opening this because I'm a wine hoarder but so glad I did tonight! This is in a beautiful spot, show stopping!!

Wow! I've been holding off on opening this because I'm a wine hoarder but so glad I did tonight! This is in a beautiful spot, show stopping!!

9.4

Jay Hannah

Why did they stop making the black Sears I'll never know yum

Why did they stop making the black Sears I'll never know yum

9.1

Zach Klein

Pleasantly surprised by the hints of apricot.

Pleasantly surprised by the hints of apricot.

8.8

Bradley Turley

First taste, great fruit, vegetale(sp?). Mild acid/tannin, can't wait to get to the bottom

First taste, great fruit, vegetale(sp?). Mild acid/tannin, can't wait to get to the bottom

8.9

Chris Dickerson

Peppery, deep and rich Zin. Distinctive and great like all Elyse wines!

Peppery, deep and rich Zin. Distinctive and great like all Elyse wines!

9.2

Bill Madden

Took it to the Moore's dinner party. Nice.

Took it to the Moore's dinner party. Nice.

9.0

Chip Stryker

Heaps of pepper and spice. Vineyard is located at 2000 ft on Howell Mt and the aromatics, much like the site, are quite lifted. At 14.5 % I was expecting much more of a bruiser. On the contrary, the wine has a lean quality that I prefer and seldom find in Napa Zins. Still, there is plenty of ripe, juicy, sweet fruit and soft tannin to give it the Napa stamp. Not bad at all.

Heaps of pepper and spice. Vineyard is located at 2000 ft on Howell Mt and the aromatics, much like the site, are quite lifted. At 14.5 % I was expecting much more of a bruiser. On the contrary, the wine has a lean quality that I prefer and seldom find in Napa Zins. Still, there is plenty of ripe, juicy, sweet fruit and soft tannin to give it the Napa stamp. Not bad at all.

9.3

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