The 2020 Grayson Cellars Zinfandel wine shows a dark color with rich mixed raspberries, strawberries, and brambles surrounded by hints of spice including black pepper and bacon. This Grayson Zinfandel wine has an intense richness carries through on the palate of this full-bodied wine with explosive blackberry and vanilla flavors. The California Zinfandel wine finish is long and elegant.
The Grayson Cellars are few family-owned wines from California at this price point available today. Its located in California’s finest growing regions for the best grapes for Grayson wines. Every wine that Grayson Cellars makes provides pleasure in droves. These are easy-going, any day wines. The reds Cabernet, Merlot, and this Zinfandel are low in tannin, bright, and fruit-forward.
Wines crafted by Larry Levin, who is among the most experienced winemakers in the Napa Valley. After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyard where over 18 vintages he produced more than 15 varietal wines. He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia across all price points and styles. For the previous nine years, Larry was head of winemaking at Icon Estates where he oversaw the Franciscan, Mt. Veeder, Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ravenswood, Quintessa, and Ruffino brands. Larry also consults for wineries in the Stag’s Leap and Oakville districts in Napa and Sonoma.
Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast, April 2020