I was expecting this to be a much bigger wine. Perhaps it is the vintage as 2017 was a thinner vintage in much of Napa. In any event, it is an excellent wine styled in more of a claret styled Zin. As it is the first vintage I have had, I am curious if this is representative of other vintages. Deep ruby in color with purple swirls. The nose has red berries, some cedar and a ton of black pepper. On the palate, the red fruit and the black pepper come thru. Good acidity. The drinks almost too easily. Very good on its own, this would work with steaks of burgers too. t seems like it should continue to develop and be good drinking for ten years, depending of course, on how one prefers their Zins.
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