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Marcus Houghton

Marcus Houghton

Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2012

California, United States
2187 days ago

Marcus scored this wine: 95/100

On the nose it was sweet like a lot on California Zinfandels. On the palate right away i got chocolate. Already i knew we were off to a great start! Really well balanced wine with a nice sugary residue that was left to linger with notes of red currents. Really just a fantastic wine.

2187 days ago

Marcus scored this wine: 90/100

Well first of all i'm not a huge white wine fan but wow! On the nose right away i got this really appealing velvety aroma , just well balanced. On the palate i didnt get that usual extreme dryness. I got apples and pears and a little peppery towards the end of that wonderful sip. Really velvety and low in acidity and would go really well with a nice Indian dish.

2187 days ago

Marcus scored this wine: 85/100

First smell of this beautiful glass in front of me, made me think of a California breeze coming in off the ocean also with floral notes. The taste was no disappointment with a warm caramel butter to then be surprised with some beautiful red currents and a lenthly medium spiced finish.

2187 days ago

Marcus scored this wine: 80/100

On the nose i got damp wood, a humidity smell but as i went back for a second smell, it was as if some one had pored me a new glass. The palate was similar to the smell. i got a earthy taste also a bit bitter. this wine was quite complex with a lenthly finish.

Marcus Houghton

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award