For National Zinfandel day I opened one from Sonoma County.
This is the second time I’m trying this 7 year old Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley. This time I decided to let it open for 4 hours. Not much change.
Showing red fruits with earth notes, tobacco, vegetables, wood, earth and oak.
Soft and elegant with a tart finish and light bell pepper notes.
A nice food wine. At this point it does resemble an Italian Primitivo, which is nice to see.
Was probably better a few years ago, if you’re looking for a fruit forward Zinfandel. Interesting nonetheless.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool.
13.1% alcohol by volume.