USA California Red
Mendocino County 75cl
This has become a really popular Zinfandel in the last couple of years and offers terrific 'big zin' flavours at a good price. The new 2009 is a step up on the 2008, from low yielding vines over 50 years old.
15.5% alcohol, but wears it well. Lovely bright raspberry and spice on the nose with hints of chocolate and oak. Really juicy on the palate again raspberry with some plum and black cherry, spice and integrated toasty oak. The tannins are ripe and it's a big generous mouthful that was a perfect accompaniment to a variety of spicy Mexican dishes. Drinking really well now.
Published: 12 May 2012
, Author: Noel