Inspiration Vineyards Fall Zinfandel (4)



Inspiration Vineyards Fall Zinfandel 4-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $121.90) 43% off List Price
1 2008 Inspiration Vineyards Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
2 2009 Inspiration Vineyards Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
1 2010 Inspiration Vineyards Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
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Previous offer:
7/13/12 (Plus)


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2008 Zin not available anywhere. Found Retail Price listed on website

Note that Overview shows per bottle price, but Full Order under Details Tab shows both bottles in total.

Basically, while it shows only the per bottle price, both bottles are included in the calculations.


I had either his 08’ or 09’ zin back a couple of years ago at a local event and loved them, however his reserve estate zin was a big leap over these in quality. I have no space for these so I definitely can’t buy this set.


I met Jon Friday at a wineshop in Chicago, a really great guy. It was a pleasure spending the evening sipping his wines and conversing with not only him but also the shop owners, Martin and Denise who also happen to be the creators of Cellar Angels.

I was given the opportunity to try the 2010 Zinfandel. It is a bit lighter in style for a napa zin, not the usually jammy heavily spiced wine. It was predominantly raspberry with little bit of spice and a touch more acidity than his previous zins. Definitely a universal food wine.

I had the 2008 in a previous purchase and also loved it, it is a deeper style of Zinfandel, black fruits, nice spice and smooth but evident tannins plus my notes say a touch of mocha on the end. This is a wine that stands up to a heartier dish like a lasagna bolognese or beef stew.

I think this would be a great buy because of it’s variety in styles. Side note, I also tasted his Chardonnay, Pinot and Syrah. All very good and highly recommended if they show up in future woots (hint, hint).


Thanks Jon, I just hit the big yellow button and my square magically turned purple. You are the 50th purchase! I know that doesn’t mean much in the woot black square universe but I got a kick out of it.


FB, sent you a PM, please check. Congrat’s on #50.


Hi All - Jon here @ 10,000+ feet flying home from my IL trip. It was great meeting all who turned out at my events…

kudos to Funbunny for coming out the other night and braving the Chicago traffic to try my lineup. Thank you for the endorsement and kind words…& TYVM for pushing that yellow button!

Thanks also JD for the re-post…

For the next 4 hrs (or as long as my battery lasts) sit back and enjoy the flight - oh - you need to get them first to enjoy this flight… :wink:

Seriously - if anyone has any questions I can add, please let me know. I always enjoy conversing with you all! And hey - I’m a captive audiance right now in seat 13C.


I enjoyed the 2008 just last night and wrote about it on my blog, VineSleuth Uncorked. You can read my review (And my advice on decanting it) here:


If it helps people to estimate the quality of the winemakers, Inspiration’s Pinots Noirs are possibly the best I’ve had from California.


WOW - High praise “I would definitely award Inspiration Vineyards 2008 Alexander Valley Zinfandel a gold medal and I would bet it would be in very high contention for a double gold, if I was judging it for a competition.” TYVM - shucks… I’m just glad that you and your husband enjoyed it…

Our 2007 did recv a Gold at the 2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair - but since then, I just haven’t been entering our wines. But thank you VERY MUCH for the encouragement.

Cheers! JP


Thank you VERY MUCH! I’m Inspired by my friends over in Burgundy and appreciate your continued support!


A vertical in disguise! I was perusing my wines last night lookkng fkr a zin and realized i only have a few bottles…loved the 2007 inspiration zin from a previous ww offer so really considering this…i have spent waaaaay too much on vino lately and am looking for 10 dolla zins ala pedroncelli mother clone so need to think this…oh, i almos forgot, GO UCLA BRUINS!


You know you want it… you know you do… :wink:

Does it count that my niece works as a nurse at the UCLA med center and that I worked there in '98 and that’s what pursuaded me to follow my calling as a winemaker?


Thanks, as always, for joining us Jon! We enjoyed these zins, along with a plethora of Jon’s other wines, when the group of Wooters led by CaGirl, came up to Sonoma in September…


Stuff I want always comes up when I have no room. You guys must plan it that way.


Of course it counts! You are pushing me over the fence…kidding not thatbi need much pushing. I will go in on one


Jon I am sure you have answered this plenty of times. Is there any significance to the yellow house on the label? I ask this because your labeling seems to change vintage to vintage but the art is always the same.

Lastly, are you going to be in SoCal anytime soon?


TY losthighways… I was teasing just a little, but I truly appreciate yor support!


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Regarding label changes, we kept the same design from 2002v till 2008v & I wasn’t completely satisfied with the new 2009v label so we tweaked it and came up with the new black background label this past year. Don’t expect any more major change for awhile… But thanks for noticing and asking. BTW we really do get hot air balloons over our house in the morning with Mt Saint Helena in the background.

Regarding so cal… I know I will be going to my fav wine shop sometime during this ski season. It’s up in Big Bear, and we are planning a wine and food pairing. Plz join our mail list and I will let you know. Also I will let woot the woot comm know in advance of my next trip and maybe we can plan something special.