Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity on the nose with blackberries, bing cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth and herbs.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills in California. Drinking nicely now and showing nice complexity with a great nose. Spicy and tangy on the mid palate.
Good by itself or with food. A good quality wine with a soft mouthfeel.
Needs 2 hours to open up properly as it is too acidic right out of the bottle, so be patient.
Will age nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.
A good sipping wine to have all by itself.
I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.
100% Zinfandel grapes were aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.
14.2% alcohol by volume.