05 September 2014

Estancia Zinfandel 2011



Another budget find at the grocery store. I love Zinfandel, and this one struck my fancy.

Estancia’s 2011 was a nice, deep plum color, with a nice body to it. Its nose was very tight and green, though, with notes of freshly mown grass and toast. It seemed promising, but too young to tell for sure.


On tasting, the wine was full of cherry and leather notes, but the alcohol was overpowering, and the wine itself was too young. It did improve as it opened up, and I bet it would have been good after a couple years. As a young-drinking wine, it didn’t do it for me.