The 50 Best Wines of 2019

Excerpted from Vinepair

Illustration by LAUREN CIERZAN
Nalle Winery

In an ideal world, all old vine Zinfandels would follow this wine’s lead: relatively low alcohol content (13.8 percent ABV), refreshing acidity, and concentrated fruit flavors that include earth, dark berries, and pepper, rather than just jammy dark fruit. It’s only available from the winery’s website, and will set you back almost $50, but this wine is worth it.

“This wine is a damn Zin hero. It’s the way I always hope Old Vine zins will be: low in alcohol with earthy, tight dark berry fruit and a hint of black pepper. The palate has a fleshy, slightly weighty quality to it, and the seamless acidity running through the wine accentuates its fruit vibes. It’s only available from the website and will cost you almost $50 but dammit it’s worth it for a serious grill sesh with a tight-knit crew of wine lovers.”—Keith Beavers, Vinepair

Read the complete article about all 50 wines at Vinepair