A beautiful color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.
Pretty nose of blueberries, currants, oak, light vanilla, wood, black licorice, light vegetables, pencil lead, dust, alcohol, black pepper, leather, earth and spices.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Elegant with long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables and red candy.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Zinfandel from Sonoma County, is drinking very nicely now, as a 4 year old. Showing great elegance with nice complexity and a beautiful nose. Great complexity on the nose.
Not a typical California Zinfandel at all. Much lighter than I expected from one.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and I would really recommend doing that, as it is a completely different wine, once open. I had this vintage a year ago and it was not there at all. So nice to see that it came back so nicely.
Will be better with age, and would be nice to revisit it in the next 3 to 5 years.
Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Only 55 cases produced. (this is bottle number 600).
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with meats, cheeses, nuts and olives.
14.1% alcohol by volume.