Koenig Vineyards 2016 The Devil’s Bedstead Zinfandel, Snake River Valley, $30

By on June 1, 2020

Greg Koenig has won best of show at the Idaho Wine Competition twice in the past four years, both times by skillfully crafting Riesling into a beautiful ice wine, however his bold reds also earn him regional acclaim. This Zinfandel, a grape rarely found in Idaho, opens with lush red fruit and dried rosemary. The palate is unexpectedly fresh given its hedonism, full of raspberries, herbs, wet earth and dark chocolate, allowing the finishing tannins to linger. Koenig has nearly tripled the scale of his production of Zinfandel since the classic 2012 vintage, a project he’s named for a peak near Sun Valley where he grew up.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 15.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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