At first swirl, this prized wine presents a special aromatic profile that is distinctive and nuanced. From the beginning, one realizes that this wine is going to be a cherished experience. Layers of briary blackberry, raspberry, exotic spice and black and white pepper come forward. On the palate, the wine is precise and expressive, building layers of flavor with elements of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Several more minutes reveal a bright earthy quality that is truly unique. This beautiful wine is a seamless experience from start to finish.
"This Zinfandel, made using grapes from vines the winery says average 90 years of age, is pretty and polished. It's surprisingly light in body, with a silky, transparent mouthfeel, but the flavors are very complex. The usual wild berry and
tobacco flavors are apparent, but there are extra notes of
espresso, cocoa, sweet herb, beef jerky and an extravagant
array of dusty Asian spices."