Pnp, figuring an older zinfandel would go downhill fairly quickly after opening. I was correct as well. First glass was decently integrated and what little fruit that remained shone through. After that, it was more dull fruit and oak notes. Past its prime.
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(CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE ZINFANDEL) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-beautiful; Grape/Strawberry Laffy Taffy; little burnt Pine Cone action; TASTE-this wine is juicy; explosive on the palate; a black raspberry component on the mid-palate; little hints of black pepper; massive structure; big wine; little heat; very integrated, impressed w/ the overall silkiness; long finish; plum wrapped in Prosciutto; New World, but not NW obnoxious; a very good effort; RP-90; GV-91+