Opened and drank half. Nose is somewhat muted but this tastes quite delightful, like the zins of old, pre over-extraction. There's a bright, clear zinberry character that seems to be what this wine really has going for it. Day two under vac-u-vin the aromatics have come out, with mostly dark plummy notes, but the wine has turned harshly acidic, with sour plum overtones. Quite a contrast from just 24 hours ago. Definitely recommend drinking in one setting.
I agree with the WS rating. This is a very nice Zinfandel but not an overpowering one. Nice dark fruit, cocoa, and blueberry. Lots of ink, long finish with a very rich mild chocolate on the tongue. Still has some time to go so I'm not in a rush to drink the others.
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(Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel (Sonoma County, USA)) Bottled under Stelvin screwcap. A very bright and vibrant wine here, dark at the core but with a cherry red rim. The nose is, as you might expect for a young Zinfandel, loaded with fruit, with notes of blueberry and blackberry spiced with leather, tar and even a trace of smoky, paprika-laced tomato. A nice fleshy presence on entry, and then through the midpalate it is plump, polished and rounded, with some spicy grip. The acidity is rather muted which would be a problem for some, but the wine has some grippy structure. A good, fun, summer wine which could follow the Charles Melton wine on barbecue day!