Decoy Sonoma 2009 Zinfandel
Zinfandel Greets Autumn with red wine that spices-up the deepening shadows of the end of another year.
After greeting Autumn with the St. Francis Zinfandel I'm following-up with a repeat winery and the 2009 vintage of the Decoy Sonoma County 2009 Zinfandel, $21.99-$24.99 ($2 more than last year), 91 points, is a dense ruby red, with a plethora of aromatics, from blackberry leaves to the fruit itself, to hints of clove and cinnamon, with earth notes. The flavor is cut & dry bramble-berries with a satisfying finish of black pepper and jalapeno.
This is a good value wine, a wine that, to me, goes to the heart (Without stealing your wallet) of what a good Zinfandel should be.