This is another take on fruit from this vineyard by a quality producer. It is a bit lower in ripeness and alcohol than the other producers I have tried but just as good. Deep ruby in color with some purple swirls. On the nose there is cherries, slight sour cherries, still a bit of bramble and a hint of gravel. Full bodied. On the palate, this is concentrated with nice energy. Cherry and black cherry fruit over minerality. Some depth and complexity. Delicious. Juicy acidity. Nice finish. This is drinking quite well and is at the point of turning more claret in style. Whether you let it go for a while just depends on how you like your Zinfandel. This drinks better with food but is fine on its own. A nice match to grilled chicken.
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