Recommended Reviews Vol. 25 No. 11 Wine

Wilson Winery Three Dog Zin 2019  

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Sonoma County

Founded in 1992, Wilson Winery is located in Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, CA.  This whimsical label features original art from local artist Mylette Lynch. A portion of proceeds from each bottle sold is donated to local animal shelters and non-profit rescues to support adoption services, medical care, and more.  The wine is 100% Zinfandel that is aged for 22 months in French and American oak.

Nose:  Fresh red berries, spice, and floral.
Palate: Lush notes of strawberry, pomegranate, baking spice, and fennel.  Nicely balanced acidity and tannins with a long finish of spice and berries lingering on the palate.
Alcohol:  15.7%
SRP:  $32
Production:  25 Barrels
Pair with grilled meat, tuna, hearty stews, or pasta with prosciutto and fontina.

Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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