Popped and poured. Still remarkably intact. No bricking. Intense red fruit and briary nose. Some smoke seems to come and go on the nose also. Lots of red fruit left on the palate. Good acid matched well with homemade pizza. Unfortunately, my last bottle.
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(Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley) Group's #2 (my #4) – 39 pts; 3 1st place votes, 2 2nd place votes, 2 thirds, 0 last places – black violet color; plummy, spicy, raisin nose; big, monolithic, hot, grape and black fruit, that softens after an hour to more characteristic Zin spicy and plummy notes; hot on short-medium finish 85+ pts. (15.7%)
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