By the glass at the Four Seasons in Chicago. Bottle was just opened, it took about 20 minutes to show.
Nose is very ripe, oak black fruits, caramel.dark purple color. Palate is fruit forward, black raspberry, liqueur like texture, cassis, burnt sugar. Really nice Zin, if you like the style and varietal. Very full wine that needs some time to settle down. I think it will do better in a couple years, but drinks well now
Strong tannins very up front, but settling out. Purple color. Thought I got a hint of butter on the nose at first, but couldn't catch it again. As the bottle sat during the evening, it mellowed a bit. I'm not sure I could taste the price doubling of this bottle over a $13 Sonoma Count Old Vine Zin from Ravenswood.
I think this might harmonize with a year or two of laying down. We've got a few more bottles to let sit.
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