This is a powerful and sophisticated zin. Must be opened hours prior to consumption but well worth the result. Deep bramble nose. Berry pie no doubt. Semi viscous entry with dark berry reduction on fore and mid palate. Finish is wonderful. What a great wine. Enjoyed with a Spanish beef dish but this wine stands out all by its own. Enjoy this now. It is wonderful. Deep dish berry pie with a hint of pepper. I only have one left :(
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(Arista Winery Zinfandel Smokey Ridge Vineyard) Medium dark ruby color; appealing, tart berry, boysenberry, bramble, tart blackberry nose; rich but balanced, medium-plus bodied, tart berry, tart blackberry, black currant palate; medium-plus finish (St. Peters Church clone; 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah; 15 mos in French oak)