Ingelnook Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel 1977, California

A beautiful color of ruby with a wide brick/ orange rim.

Still very fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, spices, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, licorice, eucalyptus, pencil lead, black olives, dark chocolates, coffee, coke, spices and black pepper. What a great nose.

Medium plus in body, and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, cloves, herbs, wet leaves, vinaigrette, vegetables, dark chocolates, graphites, dark coffee, Indian spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with very little tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is a great experience. A very interesting Zinfandel from an iconic Winery in Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

This 41 year old is still showing lots of fruits with great complexity. Very gentle and soft on the palate. Great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and died after 2.5 hours of airtime, so drink up. Soft tannins came out after 2 hours of airtime.

13% (unbelievable) alcohol by volume.

93 points.


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