From the Cellar27 Dec 2018
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(August 20, 2017) ... No one who reads me regularly will be surprised by a Zinfandel review, or an old Zinfandel review, and this particular one is one of the first I truly fell in love with because of it's depth of character, not just sweet luscious fruit ... Now some 10 years from vintage date it's time to look over what has happened to this wine. Still some wonderful aromas to lure you into the glass: plum, vanilla, white pepper, and black cherry - it still smelled young and vibrant, I had to look at the label to make sure I grabbed the older vintage. The palate was big and spicy, with echos of plum from the nose adding blackberry and vanilla with a spicy-oak finish ... Rich but very well-balanced, so spicy yet very tasty ... it is with a heavy heart I have to note that I did have a corked bottle in this batch, so I opened a second bottle, and this more than made up for it.