Very pretty nose, with plenty of raspberry-focused fruit, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Delicious, mouth-filling, concentrated wine, with a lot of finesse and a wonderful ripeness. Smooth tannins, long finish, with a touch of toast.
The aroma is classic Dry Creek Zin: all wild berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry), rich dried earth under a hot summer sun, licorice, raisins and plums. On the palate, there’s gobs of rich, ripe fruit. A very dry Zin, with the burn of high alcohol (14.7%). Tannins are silky soft, but complex. Maybe a tad rough around the edges, but very pretty.