2012 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel
90 Pts, Best Buy: 2014 Wine Enthusiast; Savory, expansive, splendid.
Boisterous nose of raspberry and plum with hints of sage and violet. The palate is rich with blackberry and ripe plum notes that meld beautifully with the tannins. Long finish redolent with fruit and chocolate, and a fantastic black pepper note that really only comes out with significant air. Clearly, the pepper note will grow in the bottle. Rich yet racy, this is a dynamite Zinfandel with more complexity than you would ever expect at this price point.
Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Blackberry, Pepper, Plum