My Rating 92 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Sweet nose of cherry pie, strawberries, raspberries, oak, figs, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, spices, peppercorn, mint, eucalyptus, smoke, light alcohol and balsamic vinegar.
Medium plus in body and jammy, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, spices, leather, pencil lead, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Long finish with firm, round tannins, black pepper and spices.
A Great Zinfandel from Alexander Valley, with a great mouthfeel, nice balance and intriguing complexity.
Good right now, and will benefit from additional bottle aging, in the next few years, but I’m not sure about long term aging here. Enjoy it while fresh.
A Good sipping wine, that pairs well with food too. I paired it with a mushroom/chicken flatbread.
Aged in 25% new European oak barrels for 13 months.
14.9% alcohol by volume.