Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Landy Vineyard-Russian River Valley-California-2008-15.1% Alcohol-$23.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry jam, dark chocolate, exotic spices and pepper on finish. Had layers of flavors, very long finish, one of the best Zins I have had in a while. Wish I had more. WS-91 CR-94 Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Two Corks Bonus.
Companin De Vinos Telmo Rodriguez-Dehesa Gago-Tempranillo-Toro-Zamora-Spain-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of dark fruits, funk, and spice, dark black in color. A medium to full bodied red, with jammy blueberry, plum, cassis, tar and spice on finish, a bit chunky but a good QPR, decant. RP-90 WS-86 CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.