Much better than the (overly generous) previous rating. After a year, this is much more ready to drink. Decanted, then back into the bottle. Worked with leftover turkey dinner, but nothing like the Hendry we had on Thanksgiving. Moderate berry/zin characteristics. Nothing off; just a nice mid-range wine. I think this will continue to improve for a few years.
Really drinking perfectly now, this is at a great place, finally. Luscious, with some tannin and the typical spice and bramble. A click and a half more than medium-bodied, with a good finish. Just enough acidity to make it food-friendly.
Same notes as 11/11/13, except this has reached a very approachable stage. Despite the 14.8% alcohol, everything is well-integrated and balanced, which has not been the case with many Amador County wines. This wine has a strong sense of the Zin "spice", and is plummy/jammy/juicy - yet there is an elegance to it that beats Dry Creek Zins. Just a tad more than medium-bodied, paired well with a grilled T-Bone and Anasazi beans. DRINK NOW. Really nice wine for the price.
At Yan's China bistro, wine by the glass program, nose of dark blackberry fruit with a touch of smoke, more of the same on the palate, touch simple, balanced, medium body and medium finish, great with the chicken dishes!
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