juicy and lovely. i would like to think i could pick this out as a zin but not so sure really. those who only glanced the label from afar or distain wearing bifocals were most pleased to be slurping down a 17 year old mondavi cab - ie totally fooled. Nice one Duane.
Trying to drink up my older bottles. Very happy with how this one aged, and surprised a mid-price 13 yr old zin held up for this long. Still good structure, decent flavors. All in all hats off to mr mondavi.
A 92 may seem ridiculous, but I am shocked by how this is drinking right now. Grabbed this bottle from the cellar thinking it was an over-the-hill throwaway--didn't even have anyone over to drink it with. Popped and poured through Vinituri. Huge nose of dark, rich fruits with hints of aged cedarbox. On the palate is rich, lucious dark fruits, black cherry, ripe plum, and even some Dr Pepper. There are just enough tannins on the finish to give it structure. It was like biting into a perfectly ripe peach in the middle of summer. Have one bottle left, and while I can't believe it will be as perfect as this one, I'll be sure to have someone over next time.
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