Taken to Kriss's OL at Beechwood in Seal Beach. Something was wrong with this bottle. Don't know if it was vinegar or out of balance or what. But it was not very easy to drink much. All kinky. Since last bottle I had was so good, I have to think something was wrong with this.
This seemed way more forward than the somewhat backward one I had a couple years ago. Not decanted. Bright garnet. Vivid red fruit and berries, with pine, stems, flowers and spice on both nose and palate. The really cool thing is the lift and astounding balance for a zinfandel -- I had to double check the label.
Deep red color. Lovely nose of red fruit and briar. Very concentrated flavors. Tastes of red fruit, bramble, pepper and a hint of chocolate. Long pleasing aftertaste. With food alcohol became more apparent otherwise this is a 90+ wine.
Maybe these need more airtime and a chillier serving temp... I'm not one to be overly penalizing for ripeness in of itself, but the heat on this one just keeps it down for me. Yes it has a zin profile of fruit, but for my tastes there is not enough balance and depth to support the heat.
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