Dark garnet in glass. Black raspberry on the nose coupled with overt spice. Follows through with the same notes on the palate. Very much an expression of what I expect from a Dry Creek Zinfandel. A bit of alcoholic heat on opening but that mellowed with a 2 hour decant.
I was a little worried after reading bellissimo's note so I decanted for 90 minutes while making dinner. The heat and bite completely disappeared. I'd like to write a fancy tasting note but we became distracted by what turned into a competitive backgammon match. Damn you doubling dice! Oh, the wine was very nice.
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