Artezin Old Vine Zinfandel 2018, Mendocino County

Zinfandel from USA
Review Date : 25-Aug-2020
Deep, even, medium ruby-red, youthful. The nose is elegant, nuances of blueberries, boysenberries melded with mealy notes of meat and oak spices element. Medium-full bodied, flavours of cherry cola, raspberries are bright on the palate, along with blueberries, boysenberries, unfolding cinnamon, cloves spices, lingers to a sustained finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich structured by fine-grained tannin extraction; bright acidity provides balance and lift, flows with spices to a lengthy finish. This is a well-balanced Zinfandel with flavours of cherry cola, raspberries, baking spices on a grippy fine tannin structure. Match with grilled meat and meat pies over the next 3-5 years. 86% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignan. Fermented to 14.8% alc. 100% barrel-aged, 1-2-year-old French oak barrels. 18.5/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $35  

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