This time a Zin! Looking for a good Zin to have on hand as I have a few Zin lovers in my close circle of friends.
Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel 2007, Napa Valley – 5% Petite Sirah.
The winemaker notes…
So enriched by sweet oak that its very deep, berry-like fruit takes a moment to catch up with its initial aromas of sweet cream, cappuccino, root beer and toast, this opulent Zin finds a niche all its own. It is wonderfully supple with a fine spine of tannin that firms without being overly obvious, and its layered flavors reflect all the complexity of its nose. A bit of last-minute heat and a little chalky astringency hold it back from even higher scores, but, given the winery’s track record for making long-lived wines, it is fairly safe to assume that this one is still far from reaching its best.