Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel 2017, California

Zinfandel from USA
Review Date : 15-Dec-2020
Deep, purple-hued ruby-red with little transparency, lighter edged. The nose is full, packed with aromas of blueberries, cherries and figs along with spiced coffee, smoky dark chocolate. The aromas are vibrant and buoyant. Medium-full bodied, black cherries, blueberries are radiant, complimented by spiced coffee, dark chocolate with fig and a light smokiness. The wine has vibrancy, supported by lively acidity and positive flow. The fruit flavours are ripe and delicate with intensity, enriched by Christmas spices and coffee nuances. Integrated soft tannin extraction carries spices to a fine and moderately long finish underlying alcohol power. This is a radiant old vine Zinfandel with flavours of cherries and blueberries, along with coffee and dark chocolate details on a smooth tannin palate. Match with venison grill and lamb & rosemary sausages over the next 3-4 years. Fermented to 14% alc, aged in American and French oak for 10 months. 18.5-/20 pts (92 pts) Dec 2020 RRP $25

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