Notes consistent with tasting in July 2014. This vintage stands out for its fresh acidity while being very rich. I love what other varieties like carignane and petite sirah bring to a zin-based field blend, but it sure is fun to drink a 100% zinfandel now and then. Such a vivid Dry Creek Valley zin experience.
Key point...DECANT!!!!! PnP gives a mess of earthy mush with nothing interesting. I was disappointed. Let air and this one opened like a butterfly from a cocoon. Warm dark berries and cherries sprung out of nowhere with a delightful little spice finish. This just kept getting better and better. Next day it was even nicer (gassed it a bit overnight). Worked with pork and veggies very nicely. Maybe it will open up with age but until this take it out for a walk an hour and a half or so before you want to enjoy.
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