Nice bouquet of berries and oak caramel with full body and ripe tanning with floods of black berry, plum and spice. Very fresh and juicy yet has hold on to its structure. At its peak but from the tannins I think it will hold together another couple of years.
Very dark purple in the glass. Fruity and volatile nose. Somewhat unusual fruit flavors on introduction to the palate. I’m getting more strawberry and red raspberry when I normally get blackberry from Zinfandel. This seems to give it a lighter feel than I normally see in Zin. As it passes from mid-palate to back of the throat I’m getting alcohol. I don’t know if I am getting more sensitive to alcohol or what, but I sure seem to be noticing it a lot, lately. A pretty good wine, but I’m glad I pulled this one from storage. I don’t see much more potential for this.
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