Medium dark red-garnet color. Nose of fresh plums, raisin, beets, milk chocolate. Medium tannin, low acidity. Amply fruited and chunky in the mouth. Fresh plum and raisin with oaky seasoning in the mouth. Wines like this might persuade many drinkers that zins age nicely, but for me most do not. This is the exception: it's very good indeed. Bottle #12 of twelve.
Opened this on a whim a few weeks back. It was massive and dark ruby at the start, and really took a few hours to come out of its shell. Deep, dark, brambly red fruits with lots of black pepper, a touch of earth, and some cedar and leather. Powerful and long in the mouth and the fruit notes gained softness with time. this was a killer bottle and very enjoyable.
This one just holding on. Definitely time to drink....
Lighter red/ruby color. Bright aged Zinfandel nose of red cranberry and cherry with some cedar and a hint of mushrooms. Acidity and tannin peeking through but still well balanced and a pleasure to drink. I wouldn't wait any longer on this wine.
Tasting of six zinfandels. third place. Lovely rich dark fruit on the nose with a hint of dust, more of the same on the palate, good tasting but not great, supple and rich, nice balance, medium body, at its peak but only two/three years left, medium finish. Tasted three pours.
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