F. Stephen Millier Black Label Calaveras Zinfandel 2017

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by Stephen Millier

94%
of 690
would buy again
94%
of 690
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

94% of 690

2016

95% of 1,484

2015

94% of 1,355

2014

93% of 926

2013

88% of 665

Rare Calaveras red - Stephen's favorite Zin yet!

      • Harvested from 30, 50 - even 100-year-old vines - grown in the heart of Calaveras County. You don't find a lot of these Zins around!
      • Stephen says: "This wine has really good color and body, and a nice Calaveras perfume that the old-vines contribute. I think this is the best Calaveras Zin I've made so far Naked Wines."
      • Dig a knife into some creamy aged cheese - slather a chunk on top of a warm slice of French bread, and have plenty of this flavor-packed red nearby. Bliss.

Aging advice
This Calaveras County Zinfandel will age nicely for the next five years or so. But don't wait that long to experience it while it's young. Invite a few friends over when you do open it so you can show off your wine knowledge by pouring them something they've probably never heard of. Enjoy!

Serving advice
This wine will probably need a few minutes to gather itself up and put on a good display in your glass when first opened.

Local food match
Sometimes the most simple pleasures are the most memorable. We often enjoy this wine with friends and we serve them our home made sourdough bread, fresh goat brie cheese with a savory tapenade.