This is 100% Plavac Mali, a genetic descendant of Zinfandel.  It was fermented with indigenous yeast and saw partial oak ageing for six months.  As with all the Plavac Mali's tasted, there is some resemblance to Zinfandel but a lot that is different too.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose shows cherries, slight salinity with a slight spice/pepper note.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, the cherries come thru along with slight cranberries.  There is a bit of pepperiness but less than the nose.  Good acidity.  Shorter finish.  This wine will drink better with food.  There are slight tannins but the acidity cries out for food to go with it.  A nice stew or chili would work well.  It seems like it could go another ten years, but that is just a guess.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$21.00USD

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