Rumors.of the demise of this wine are quite unfounded. Delicious, mature Zinfandel. Bricking around the rim, but still dark in color, nose of plums and crushed raspberries, tannins melted away. Fruit and acidity in balance. This is why the Ridge ATP list is a personal favorite. Bravo! So sorry it's my last bottle!
I think this is past its prime. Nose is spice and berry. Tannins predominate, with fruit that appears to be faded. Interestingly, the wine is still quite red in color but it is light for a zin, none of the darker purple often seen in zins. While 15% in alcohol, it seems to come across lower on the alcohol scale. Paul Draper recommends drinking by '09 but I think he is being optimistic.
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