F. Stephen Millier Black Label Amador County Zinfandel 2017

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by Stephen Millier

95%
of 148
would buy again
95%
of 148
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

95% of 148

2016

94% of 3,369

2015

94% of 2,318

2014

94% of 1,383

2013

91% of 1,029

Rich, juicy and 90% rated Zin from a true Angel champ!

    • The ultimate lazy Sunday Zin! Stephen's comforting, juicy red will make you feel like kickin' back, no matter where you are.
    • With your support, this Winemaker of the Year could make a champion red – by aging batches of grapes in specialty small oak barrels and tanks, blending each lot carefully to bring you the BEST flavors possible. 
    • Your Angel-funded winemaker has a great pairing suggestion, too: "Lately I've been grilling grass feed beef over an oak fire. I've taken to putting a whole corn cob right on the grill too. As the corn cooks its kernels release a little sugar that makes the most amazing caramel flavors.  Delicious!" 

Aging advice
This wine will age for a long time. It will improve for the next 3-5 years. But it tastes so good right now. I'd suggest you pick up several bottles now and taste them occasionally over the next few years and see what I mean.

Serving advice
Open this wine early and often. Pour it for friends and those you'd like to be friends with.

Local food match
Lately I've been grilling grass feed beef over a oak fire. I've taken to putting a whole corn cob right on the grill too. As the corn cooks its kernels release a little sugar that makes the most amazing caramel flavors. Delicious!