15.2% alcohol. Light red color. Pretty nose of spicy, dark cherry fruit, with a mineral streak. In the mouth, a bit less defined than it could be with a bit more time, showing a bit closed up in the minerals, but also has plenty of spice and fruit. Nice wine. B+
Sonoma Wine Tasting & San Francisco - March 2012; 3/22/2012-3/27/2012: So, for some reason, Joseph Swan releases this zinfandel a solid five or six years from the vintage. It's a light red color in the glass, but don't let that fool you. This is a big wine. Juicy red fruit on the nose, gushing cherry and a hint of white pepper. The wine is creamy and juicy on the palate with raspberry, candied cherry and strawberry pie. While those flavors are usually associated with boozed-up zins, this wine stays balanced and light with smooth tannins and fresh acid. Nice stuff, Joseph Swan!
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