Author Anthony D526Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 08/02/2015Drink Dates 2011-2018
Consistent notes. Fine med.-dark color; moderate nose of spice, vanillin oak, and black fruit; sweet red & black fruit of moderate intensity and complexity on the palate; med.-long finish. 14.4% alcohol. Tannins have softened considerably and are now quite silky and integrated; good bottle development. This is elegant and complex with a high style that will disappoint those looking for the typical high alcohol, over extracted Zin.
Quite lean and acidic; not giving up much in the way of fruit. Short finish. Nice bouquet of raspberries and black currant, however. Tastes like an unripe vintage. I doubt that more bottle age will correct these problems. Rather disappointing.