I have stated repeatedly that I am a huge fan of older Zinfandels and I realize that is not a common affinity—even in my own home. My wife is not a big fan, for she often finds the fruit “stewed” and therefore shies away from the older Zins. Honestly, that is just fine with me since that means I do not have to share. This was my third bottle of this wine and this was clearly the best. Fruit, depth, finish. Whoa. Exactly why I love old (ish) Zins…. Outstanding. thedrunkencyclist.com
Another older Zin that is just fantastic--great dark berry fruit of blackberry and cassis. On the palate, completely integrated tannins and balanced acidity. The finish rounds out this truly fantastic wine. Outstanding. thedrunkencyclist.com
What a difference a few days (or bottle variation) make. My wife promised pizza for dinner as I went off to the gym (don't judge--I was only going to have a couple pieces) and all through the class I envisioned my little slices of heaven--I might have even worked a little extra hard because of it, planning on having this wine as well--I love old Zins. Well, in the end, the wife decided against ordering pizza so I was left to scavenge from a few nights worth of leftovers. I was not going to vary from this wine, though, and I am glad I didn't. Great, rich fruit this time around, perfectly balanced. This wine salvaged my night (and probably my marriage). Outstanding. thedrunkencyclist.com
I decided to pop this after the De Loach, and there is no doubt that it would have shown better if I had done it the other way around. The fruit is a bit muted, resulting in a rather austere wine. Still very good. thedrunkencyclist.com
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