2005 Neyers Zinfandel High Valley Vineyards


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2011 (Edit)
CT91.4 32 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
Label borrowed from 2007

Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Foster wrote: 86 points

    February 21, 2011 - Not sure if this bottle was representative given the glowing reviews from others, but this was hot thick and everything I don't like about zin. Started out nice with a distinct cocoa, dark chocolate nose, but hot and sweet in the mouth. Ripe red fruits tending towards raisin with more of the chocolate from the nose. Tasted like a dessert wine.

  • joshwoodward wrote: 91 points

    January 18, 2011 - Decanted two hours. Solid and representative of good Zin - juicy red raspberries, peppery, nice structure, and no obvious alcohol or sweetness. Concentrated and long. Aged to perfection, no real secondary notes but the tannins and fruit have mellowed out. Delicious. $23 WB

  • Rich S wrote: 92 points

    December 23, 2010 - Popped and poured. No real formal notes but this wine was just flat out delicious. Big, jammy fruit but not over the top. No detectable heat. Just a very rich, dense zin that is a pleasure to drink on its own. Wish I would have bought a few more.

  • knuckles1970 wrote: 90 points

    November 20, 2010 - Drank after dinner. Decanted for about 2 hours. Nose was a little flat for me. But very good on the palate. Peppery, but reasonably soft on the finish. Thouroughly enjoyed. Not sure there's much left here though. Would probably drink over the next couple years.

  • shototsu wrote: 94 points

    October 3, 2010 - Drank unpaired after a heavy meal. Spicy and very velvety.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Neyers Vineyards Zinfandel High Valley Vineyards Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    California Zinfandel Death Match, Episode #448, 4/21/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Neyers Zinfandel High Valley) #1; COLOR-interesting forrest floor; tons of black pepper; gorgeous fresh picked strawberries; Kirsch Royale; NOSE-fascinating; silky; this is a monster, but not over-the-top; intense cranberry; beautiful dark cassis rounded out w/ great pepper & strawberries; gorgeous mouthfeel; silkiness for days; it's meaty; this has density, structure & complexity; full bodied, intense spectacular effort; Kudos to Neyers who killed it'; Balanced, Complete & Complex (BCC); TASTE-great; RP-91; GV-93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Neyers
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard High Valley Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (7%)
  • In Cellars 59 (30%)
  • Consumed 127 (64%)

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