Wiens Family Cellars Zinfandel 2012

Wiens Family Cellars Website, $36Wiens Zinfandel

Aaron: We purposefully waited a while to open this zin though it could probably use even another year or two.  The nose had light oak and prominent raisin.  The flavor was thick with lots of dried, fruity prunes; I was surprised to read the bottle afterwards which specifically states the opposite.  To me this was almost like a port with a near-taffy consistency.  I wish the fruit flavors were more ripe but that is a function of the Temecula region.  89 points

Teri: I admit, I love Wiens. My love is bias because this is the winery we had our wedding at, but getting to know the staff and how much they put into their product just adds to my love of their wines. They are known for big reds, like this Zin, which has a classic jammy berry nose and flavors of jammy cherry with blackberries plus a hint of mulling spices. Not much oak, just overwhelming fruit and baking spices with structured but smooth tannins. 90 points 


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