Community Tasting Notes (average 46 notes) - and median of 88 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by hcnate on 12/24/2014 & rated 89 points: Legitimate fruit bomb, as it should be. Pretty velvety too. Good with chocolate. (476 views)|
| ||Tasted by Wicked Panda on 1/8/2014 & rated 85 points: Not as good as I remember it. Sweet, but Concord grape with a bit of prune. I thought it had more complexity (1298 views)|
| ||Tasted by discombobulated on 4/20/2013: nose: cherry and alcohol, pepper, mulling spices, but without cinnamon. Very sweet, but not sticky or tiring; cranberry, nice bitter balance. Chalky. (1798 views)|
| ||Tasted by Wicked Panda on 4/3/2013 & rated 88 points: Still drinking well. Good zin flavors, with raspberries on the finish. (2032 views)|
| ||Tasted by ChipGreen on 9/16/2012 & rated 91 points: Winemaker Peter Wellington did a great job with this late harvest Zin. Dark inky purple color. Nose of raspberries and cherry compote. Sweet entry leads to highly concentrated flavors of red & black fruits followed by some peppery spice and a tart, acidic finish. This wine has a port-like quality to it which leads me to believe that it will cellar well for 5-10 years despite the contrary opinions of some previous reviewers. With ~ 8% RS this is not overly sweet and retains the Zin varietal characteristics despite being produced as a port-ish dessert wine. Most of the sweetness is upfront, followed by intense fruits and a biting finish. (3494 views)|
| ||Tasted by mschauber on 6/26/2012 & rated 84 points: Sweet, not really jammy, but somewhat thick. Tastes good, but very simple. Nothing complex or interesting, but a nice glass to have when getting into bed. Woot Cellars has somewhat decent offerings, but I haven't had one that was complex or tastes like the vintner was a very skilled individual. But still drinkable: Good. (3022 views)|
| ||Tasted by discombobulated on 6/8/2012: nose: cranberry. Sweet but tart, mixed berry jam, chalky, raspberry, blackberry (1274 views)|
| ||Tasted by oog on 5/28/2012 & rated 86 points: Nose: Musty. Sweet fruit. Taste: Sour cherry. Not overly sweet. Has some earthiness to it as well, not just jammy. It is a little one dimensional but tasty. My companion found it undrinkable however. (1853 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 3/15/2012 & rated 85 points: Sweet and yummy. (1976 views)|
| ||Tasted by hcnate on 3/3/2012 & rated 89 points: Quite good. Very dense fruit notes with a hint of pepper. Great wine for dessert. (1840 views)|
| ||Tasted by lyndatrue on 2/1/2012 & rated 87 points: Nice little dessert wine. I don't think I'd have thought to use Zinfandel as a fortified wine candidate, but it's quite interesting. I wouldn't cellar it long. I don't think it will age well. Pretty good for after dinner, though. (1755 views)|
| ||Tasted by cellarkitty on 1/29/2012 & rated 88 points: very concentrated berry / good chocolate companion (1739 views)|
| ||Tasted by ojiikun on 12/27/2011 & rated 85 points: Fourth bottle was sweet and acrid - still tasty, but overpowered by the basics. Drink 'em SOON. (2256 views)|
| ||Tasted by BlackIce on 12/17/2011 & rated 85 points: This is good but not outstanding. My prior note reflects my thoughts on this bottle. Very drinkable however but hard to see how someone rated it a 100. (2279 views)|
| ||Tasted by ojiikun on 12/14/2011 & rated 90 points: Sweet and jammey but not at all cloying. Young and fruity. Cherries and grapes and a touch of new wood. Needs to be warm-ish. (2297 views)|
| ||Tasted by oog on 11/10/2011 & rated 86 points: Nose: Smells like grape jam and a little green. Taste: Strong cherry, almost butter on the mid-palate. A little bit of heat. A little sour note on the finish. (2727 views)|
| ||Tasted by boatman72 on 11/6/2011 & rated 90 points: Peter Wellington just makes a great product. Although sweet wines are not my favorite, I drank the entire bottle at one sitting...couldn't stop sipping it!!!! Hey, it's only 375 ml, but it was well balanced, nice concentrated dark fruit. All I could think was WOW, Peter comes through again and I'm glad I have six more. (2701 views)|
| ||Tasted by ericclem on 11/5/2011 & rated 89 points: In the past, I haven't been a huge fan of sweet wines but luckily I decided to give this Woot offering a try. I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this. |
The nose initially offers strong cherry and caramel and, after opening up a while, ends with a welcome hint of tobacco.
I had imagined an overwhelmingly thick, jammy mouthfeel but was met instead with something much more palatable and enjoyable, with a good amount of acid and a tiny amount of tanins to counter what is decidedly "thicker" than most wines I enjoy. Very concentrated cherry, strawberry and caramel with a hint of apple/pear meet the tongue without feeling overly sweet. The taste is topped off with something like oak and black pepper to make it more than just a fruity experience.
I am enjoying this thoroughly on it's own. Again--such a pleasant surprise. I only wish I had purchased more. (2898 views)
| ||Tasted by dukefirst on 11/1/2011: shared between six of us. confusing wine. no rating until next time. (2458 views)|
| ||Tasted by richardhod on 11/1/2011 & rated 90 points: Tight at first, the finito opens up after half an hour to give the richest blackberry-cassis fruits I've tasted in a wine. Deep concentrated fruits, with a satisfying but not cloying sweetness, it has a good acidity to balance out all that jamminess. Still sweet, so it's not balanced like a top quality LH Riesling, but for a sweet wine, I can drink a lot more of this than most! Great fruit.|
Didn't notice the oak some talked of, but I'll taste again later.
I'm enjoying this on its own, although I'm sure it'll go very well with dessert. Or cheese.
Day two, still good, and not much sign of the bitterness you sometimes get on the second day with dessert wines. (3673 views)
| ||Tasted by discombobulated on 10/27/2011 & rated 91 points: nose: cherry, strawberry jam; reminds me of Inzinerator. Very sweet, short finish. Some tannins present too. Tongue was dyed black after finishing a glass. (2532 views)|
| ||Tasted by RossR on 10/26/2011 & rated 88 points: Sweet but with a dusty tannic under tone that brings it all together (3219 views)|
| ||Tasted by BlackIce on 10/24/2011 & rated 85 points: Sweet and fruity with just a bit of acidity (but not much). Somewhat syrupy which I was not expecting based on wine.woot disscussion with Peter Wellington. A bit disappointed but still good. Very very similar to the 2008 Harvest Moon Late Harvest Zin. In fact, it is almost exactly like that wine. (2906 views)|
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