From a half bottle. First of all it needs to be stated that while this wine won't fall apart in room temp it does have a much better focus and brightness, with little to none coconutty oak aroma, when properly chilled. The nose is bursting with ripe, superbright fruit of blackcurrant and cherry. Quite earthy and dusty with a savory olive note. Overall a very elegant and exciting nose which made the better half guess Tuscany. On the palate extremely juicy and lively with considerable yet polished, powerfully gripping tannins that lead to a dry, somewhat bitter and spicy finish. Some nice sourness and a good lift provided by the surprisingly high acidity. Not quite as bright as on the nose, some licorice action going on, but not overripe by any means. Very drinkable and delightfully approachable while quite robust, paired excellently with entrecôte steaks.
Served without decanting. Shimmering red in color. 14.4% ABV. Brambly red fruits, flowers and minerals on the nose. Medium body with strong acidity. Raspberries, boysenberries, pepper and licorice on the palate. Supremely elegant Zinfandel. Subtle tannins show on a polished finish. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
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