Unfortnutely the first bottle had starting to go so it was sent on to its next expeerience.Opened the second and it seemed a little off. Put a vacumn cork in and let it set overnight. next day it was fine so enjoyed. A fiull bodied smooth red blend thatI buy every year and enjoy it. However, it doen not seem to age well.
Started the bottle as we were getting ready to grill on the Weber. Paired well with the smells and scents of the BBQ. Finished the bottle before we even started eating. Fell asleep shortly thereafter. 15.1% wow Definitely a keeper !!
(15.1%) 37.1% Zinfandel, 24.4% Petite Sirah, 10.3% Cab Franc, 7.7% Sangiovese, 7.4% Primativo, 6.9% Grenache, 4.8% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 0.4% Barbera – The color here is dense, opaque purple in color to solid red on edges. The nose shows dark, concentrated fruit, leather and spice. Heavy and bold on entry this one starts with big brambly blackberry flavors on a toasty barrel frame. The Cab Franc pokes through on the mid-palate adding a bit of greenness and driving to a fruit driven finish loaded with chewy tannins that linger nicely before fading away to tingling, dry dusty fruit and spice flavors. Overall this wine shows a bit of heat throughout but does its best to maintain a semblance of balance. While not complex this is a big tasty wine of jammy proportions. If that sounds like your kind of thing then load up. If you do I’d guess it would be best to drink on its own as this would wipe out most foods on the planet. For my tastes this is a glass by a fire on a cold night kind of wine. I’m apt to grab another bottle or two for those kinds of nights…
Dark color, black fruit nose where zinfandel predominates. Good black fruit palate, tannins minimal, acidity balanced. Very enjoyable. Agglomerated cork. Did a little label search, looks like this is from Kunde Estate Winery
37.1% Zinfandel, 24.4% Petite Sirah, 10.3% Cab Franc, 7.7% Sangiovese, 7.4% Primativo, 6.9% Grenache, 4.8% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 0.4% Barbera. (Weird that they list primativo separate from zinfandel). 20 months oak, 30% new.
Big tannins, and big body and fruit to match it. Mainly blackberry and dark cherry - aromatically starightforward and strong. I found the bottle peaked on the 3rd day vacu-vinned, with a nice spice element joining the fray. Bizarrely, on the fourth day this took on fruit punch and bubblegum notes reminiscent of cheap Beaujolais, but I won't hold that against it.