Bobby BBQ (B&A's): Magnum. 2/3 double decanted approx five hours in advance. Nicely vibrant, briary plum and mulberry red fruit with a lick of spice. Full and plush and ripe and full, but holding it in ok without heat on the finish. Long and crying out for chargrilled bloody meat. Bare ****
Started drinking with only 30 mins decant. Medium-dark color, medium body, little tannin initially (but finally showed up by the last glass 90 mins after opening) and turned into well-balanced wine with medium tannin. Most CT notes are right that's its sweet, but its really a hint of sweetness that doesn't overpower everything else. Really recommend 1hr+ decant before consumption, as wine is much much more balanced then. Chocolate Cocoa flavour finish. Very enjoyable, unfortunately only bottle consumed. IMHO, wine can wait for another year+ at minimum.
Opened 6/3/15, acquired at winery at release. Full bodied, not too much alcohol in taste or smell. Both my wife and I think it is sweeter than it should be. I just get sweet, she declared "too much cherry." Opening a little as we go. Low tannin, no bite, zinfandel taste is solid (72%). Last/only bottle in cellar, but wouldn't buy it, based on sweetness.
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