Dinner Party Blind Tasting - This wine surprised me. My previous bottle was somewhat disjunct and showed some heat. Not this one. Although it wasn't mine, it was the WOTN for about half of the group. Very enjoyable.
The wow factor claimed by others to be missing is there; just needs time in the cellar to subdue the high alcohol/acid content. Drinking beautifully with even more aging potential. Do not be alarmed by the unusual color when pouring. Think of a giant pinot on steroids. This wine as soft, sweet red berries oozing from every pore with a hoisin-like spicy, black pepper finish. One hell of a flavor combination. Served two bottles to guests paired with smoked chicken. Very well received! All in all, a very unique wine experience.
lighter than you would expect, a translucent amethyst. on the nose, it has developed notes of barnyard and black fruit, reminiscent of a syrah. rich, fruit on the palate, although not cloying. quite enjoyable, and not what one expects from a zin.
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