My Rating 85 Points.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of plums, cherries, blackberries, strawberry puree, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, cotton candy, peppercorn, chocolates, smoke and beef jerky.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, raspberries, eucalyptus, bitter spices, peppercorn, coffee and dark chocolates.
Long finish with soft tannins and tart cherries.
A nice California Zinfandel. Not too complex, but not offensive, and drinks well at this young age.
Well balanced and enjoyable by itself, with a gentle mouth feel.
A Great red sipping wine and also good for parties.
Not one that will benefit from long aging, but one additional year in the bottle would make it even better.
The bottle itself is impressive. Thick and heavy. Might be a good present wine…
14.7% alcohol by volume.