Wow. What a beautiful Zinfandel. This wine was absolutely delicious. Plums and blueberry galore, on the nose, the palate, the finish. Not jammy, like many over-the-top Zins, but smooth, mellow and refined. I can see a lot of care has been put into crafting this wine. The winemaker has worked the old vine grapes into a powerful wine, yet hiding the massive 14.5% alcohol behind a balanced canvas of sweet tannins and bright acidity. Very complex once you start to delve into it, the wine offered up some nuances that will no doubt further evolve when the wine is cellared. I imagine it will develop over the next 6 years and drink beautifully until 2020 at the least. For sure a 5 star wine and 91 points in my opinion. If you can find a bottle of this, snag it… Well worth the effort.
PS. This wine was a gift from a friend, I am duly grateful that he was able to share this spectacular bottle.