Gamba Estate Vinyards Russian River Valley Old Vines Zinfandel 2012, Sonoma County, California

My Rating 92 Points.   

Price $46.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, figs, cloves, earth, leather, spices, peppercorn, smoke and bell pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Fruity and dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, figs, raisins, sweet raspberries, chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and black pepper.

What a Delightful Zinfandel from Russian River Valley in California.
Nicely balanced with intriguing complexity. Needs more time in the bottle, though.

Good by itself or with food like BBQ Meats. I paired it with sirloin steak.

And now for the kicker, 16.5% alcohol by volume. (WHAT?)

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