Ridge, Benito Dusi Ranch, Paso Robles, California, 2012

An old-school style, this is briary and full of zesty fruit, with aromas of bright cherry, grilled herb and fresh earth leading to smoky plum and cracked pepper flavors that linger toward ripe tannins.  $56

Ravenswood, Old Vine, Vintners Blend, California, 2012

Juicy, jammy and easy-drinking, with cherry, herb and spice flavors.  $28

Easton, Amador County, California, 2009

Jammy and briary, with wild berry, white pepper and anise aromas and baked cherry and loamy earth flavors that finish with tart, rustic tannins.    $40

Seghesio, Sonoma County, California, 2010

Has excellent purity, medium to full body, a supple texture, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy.  It is a pure, elegant, substantial Zinfandel. $52