Hahn Winery Boneshaker Lodi California Zinfandel 2014
Brick red and deep purple in the glass, with enticing aromatics of dried plums, black cherry jam, and a hint of vanilla incense. One sip unveils flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, and licorice. Smooth on the finish with bracing tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and spice.
Awarded Bronze at the International Wine & Spirits Competition
Awarded Bronze by Decanter World Wine Awards
Older vines make bolder Zinfandels. The main source of this Zinfandel, the Bruella Vineyard, is home to vines over 40 years old. Sustainably cultivated by Lodi's Mettler Family, these vines produce intense, robust Zinfandel with full-tilt flavors.
In the mid-1970's, Nicolaus "Nicky" Hahn and his wife, Gaby, bought two ranches-turned-vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, in the renowned Monterey County appellation on California's Central Coast. They produced their first wines in 1980. As they mark their 30th anniversary, the Hahns now own about 1,000 acres in Monterey County, with half in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It was their founder Nicky Hahn who suggested that the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) be deemed a unique winegrowing district. In 1991, the federal government approved the Highlands as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA). Today, they produce their Hahn SLH Pinot Noir entirely on their estate in this breathtakingly beautiful region of Monterey.
They also love Zinfandel, and realized the beautiful 40 year old vines from the Bruella Vineyard in Lodi were the best place to source.
92 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating