Opened prior to beach gig, finished the next day. Full throttle, thick, bombastically dense and jammy. A 15.9% behemoth, showing ultra-ripe plum, blackberry, prune, raisin, fermenting strawberry, on a wood timber frame. There's sweet orange on the nose as well. Highly glyceric. These grapes needed to be picked at least 2-3 weeks earlier. Cork crumbled and half was left in the bottle.
PnP. Nice fruit-driven nose with jammy red and blue fruit, some spice and no etoh. Soft on the palate, with persistent medium intensity fruit from entry to beyond finish. Light acidity, some finesse for a zin, low complexity. Nice with pasta.
This wine is still so youthful and wrapped up, it's gotta have a decant to let it unwrap. I got blue fruit, earthy truffle (much like the 2006 Carlisle Carlisle) but a tight finish. Would have been nice to have tried this tonight and see what was there but the bottle disappeared.
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