On first opening, the nose and first taste offered raspberry fruit with a little late tannin ('tea'?). 3h after decanting, there was soft raspberry and dark cherry (almost maraschino) fruit. Some balancing acidity and gentle leathery notes. A soft and very attractive wine. Much better than our last bottle. went very well with a whole roast duck with pork and apricot stuffing. Ignore any suggestion that this should be drunk within 2-3 years. I have had many earlier vintages of this wine and have never drunk them at less than 5 years of age. (And never 'pop and pour' a red wine of any quality or interest (IMO of course)). It has life yet (if stored OK). Not one of the great Californian Zins but excellent, especially for the price. 88-89
Good deep color, dar fruit/blackberry with a little black cherry on the nose and palate. Nice acidity. A bit thin towards the end. Generally prefer spicier more expressive Zins. Not a bad wine, both there are better choices out there.
Good deep colour, sweet blackberry and cherry on the nose and palate. Reasonable cherry acidity. A bit thin towards the end. I normally keep Zin longer than this but will drink the rest of this case. Good basic Zin. Not expensive - quite good value. Good next day - soft and enjoyable.
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