It was one of those 'how did I let this cellar so long moments' that turned out to be a remarkable surprise. Time has rounded this zin without costing taste. Jammy current and berry still there but with a mellow and smooth delivery. I need more surprises like this.
This is holding up damn well for going on a decade. There's a thin brick rim, but no age shows up on the palate. Strawberries and leather on the nose. More fresh strawberries, cherry, cloves, cinnamon, and licorice for flavors. Long, delicate finish -- rides out almost like pinot. Since following the drunken cyclist a while back, I've aged more zin. Glad for it tonight.
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