Popped and poured. Deep crimson color. Red fruits and spice on nose. Full bodied but with bright predominately red fruits on palate. Some spiciness on medium length finish. Firm tannins are there but not overpowering. Nevertheless a short decant would have been beneficial I'm sure. Great acidity. This wine would go well with a lot of food and with the combination of tannins and acidity I think it would age quite a bit longer as well.
Lush, fleshy Zin but with good varietal character and lively spice when popped and poured. Used vac-u-vin and placed half of bottle in cellar after night one. Night two even better. Extremely balanced and layered fruit. A really nice wine. Much better than first bottle opened approximately 6 months ago.
15+% alcohol, but it wears it very well -- not hot at all. Just tons of black cherry wrapped inside cocoa and cedar. Not as spicy as some other zins, much more smooth around the edges. An enjoyable example of Cali fruit.
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