2009 V Sattui Winery Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA, $42 (S) – Rating 93
This very rich and well-structured Zinfandel from V. Sattui has a nose of blueberry, spice and leather. The full mouth-feel creates flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, spice box, pepper and a hint of smoke. Tannins are present adding complexity, yet very well integrated. From a 25-acre vineyard atop Howell Mountain known for big well-structured wines.