From Paso Robles comes this high powered Zin. It got panned by the pros but was the hit of the night at our gathering. It can be found for $30 and was immensely enjoyed with some Veal Saltimbocca and carpaccio salad. I find many Zins to be too jammy, this one was not.
Dried herbs, black currants and spice on the nose were a preview of what to expect. Spicy components mixed with dark plums and black cherry were the welcoming taste. The 15.2% alcohol was masked in the myriad of dark fruits, cinnamon notes and espresso. Delicious tannin structure coupled with some acidity gave it a nice mouthfeel. It went really well with our meal and I would cellar this for drinking 2015-2020. 90 points versus the pro’s at 86. 3 stars for me. Salut….