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Mike McCay
June 6, 2014 | News | Mike McCay

Zinfandel Chronicles...Jupiter/Equity/TruLux

2011 McCay Cellars Zinfandel Jupiter – Light ruby red in color. 14.8% ABV. Red fruits, licorice, pepper and flowers on the nose. Light in body and somewhat tart with crisp acidity. Raspberry compote, strawberries, currants and cranberries on the palate. Subtle but ever present tannins. Polished, with a long finish. Lots to like here. Drink over the next 2-3 years. $28 at the winery. My rating: 91 points.

2011 McCay Cellars Zinfandel Equity – Deep purple in color. 14.4% ABV. Black fruits, plums and pepper on the nose. Medium body with just the right amount of acidity. Blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, figs and pepper on the palate. Should be a great food wine. Think pizza or barbecue. Ready to drink. $28 at the winery. My rating: 90 points.

2011 McCay Cellars Zinfandel Trulux – Dark crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. From 80 year old vines on the west side of the Lodi AVA. Bright red fruits, vanilla and pepper on the nose. Rich, lush and supremely concentrated. Jammy on the palate with raspberries, marionberries, plums and a dark cocoa. The finish is long and decadent. $32 at the winery. My rating: 92 points.


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