From Amador County nestled up against the Sierra Foothills. This ten year old Zinfandel shows dark garnet color showing its age with a slight brownish rust color. Medium bodied, its moments of polish and balance turn to a slightly awkward tart cherry taste at times. Flavors of black berry, black cherry, spice and tobacco predominate with hints of oak, floral, and touch of vanilla with moderate tannins on the finish.
RM 89 points.
Selected and pulled from the cellar for Thanksgiving dinner, it went well with bar-b-que ribs the following weekend.
|Gala lunch with Robert Craig at the winery atop |