Markus Wines Blue (2015)


Unmitigated elegance. Markus Niggli’s 2015 “blue” is a blend of Zinfandel from Borra Vineyards (80%), more Zinfandel (10%) and Petite Verdot (5%) from Spenker Ranch and 5% Petite Sirah from Borra Vineyards. Would it be an oxymoron to describe this wine as an “old world style” Zinfandel ?

Exquisite balance, elegance, structure, complexity, soft tannins, and perfectly packed with dark berry flavors. Boysenberry jumped out at me but there’s so much more… earthiness, pine cone buds, a little spiciness. My eyes popped out when I read the 16.5% ABV— I would not ever have guessed—as all aspects of this wine, like a Swiss watch, are brilliantly integrated. OMG, the bottle is empty!

Wine Details

Region Other
Appellation Lodi
Producer Markus
Cuvée Blue
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Varietal Zinfandel
Country France
Pairs with Red meats, pizza, burger, fresh pasta with red sauce
Available in USA? Yes
Average Bottle Price $ 39.00
Date of Notes 06/12/2018
Notes by SNM and WTM
Organic Status Sustainable
Alcohol by Volume (ABV) 16.5%


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