Wonderful color of dark ruby with a short reddish rim.
Beautiful nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, vanilla, earth, raisins, cedar, pencil lead, leather, alcohol, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body, soft and smooth, with medium acidity and great long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, cherries, figs, licorice, vanilla, spices, earth, leather, coffee, tobacco, dark chocolates, wood and peppercorn.
Long finish with soft tannins and raspberries.
What a great Zinfandel. I always liked it, but time did good work here, with complexity that wasn’t there before. Very balanced and enjoyable by itself, as a sipping wine.
Soft and gentle mouth feel, with an enjoyable ending. Easy drinking and needs an hour to open up properly, although it drinks nicely right out of the bottle.
I really enjoyed the nose this time. I had this vintage a year ago, and this now it was way better. Worth keeping it for a while.
15% alcohol by volume.