A. Rafanelli has built up a loyal following of fans and supporters for the Zins and Cabs (and other wines) and with good reason. At age 15,. this wine is in a prime spot. Deep ruby/purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is deep with cassis, leather, spice, slight herbal note and tobacco. Full bodied. Bright cassis fruit over spice and tobacco. Complex and deep. Nice balance. This is showing some maturity but should easily go another ten to twelve years at this level. It went great with eggplant parmigiana and would work just as well with a roast.
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