Not being a huge fan of Zinfandel, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Normally, Zins come in at a whoppingly high alcohol content and can be quite jammy. Registering at 13.5%, this “Old-Vines” Zin was very smooth and delectable. Caressing tannins and a good mouthfeel from such a young wine show promise. The nose was elegant, the alcohol was not noticeable and the balance was just right. I have tasted this wine twice in the last week and consider it a great effort, whether you like Zins or are impartial like me. I would easily drink it alone, or with any type of meat dish. Dark fruit and a touch of oak make it enticing and different. Seriously, a 5 star effort and possibly 89 points. An easy choice when you need a flexible wine, and probably very easy to find. Did I mention the price? A terrific QPR (Quality Price Ratio) at under $15 per bottle….