2009 Roadhouse Winery Zinfandel, Dry Creek, CA, $29 – Rating 91
Known more for their Pinot Noir, this Zinfandel from Roadhouse Winery rocks it. A bit of extra zip comes from the Petite Sirah and Carignane in the blend. Rich and jammy flavors of black cherry, blackberry, ripe plum, currant, bramble and dark spice. Supple tannins add a bit of backbone.