Hot blackberry notes. Smooth, fruity, with light supporting tannins
90 points. The aroma is full of ripe blackberries, combined with tones of dried fruit at the same time. Graham cracker, black pepper, and a deep, dark, jammy fullness seem to make up the rest of this wine’s nose. The palate is equally dark and full. Blackberry and black cherry preserves burst onto the mid palate, with touches of pepper, vanilla, and oak along the edges. This is a deep wine with a tight, complex, and difficult to define flavor structure. The tannins are firm and it has a good gripping quality even into the finish. This is a dense, muscular, and tough take on Zinfandel, just like its name implies, a no non-sense wine, and without a doubt worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/16/post-68-central-coast-adventures-pt-7-zin-week-four-vines-winery/
Dark, roasty nose of stewed fruit and beef jus with just a touch of mocha. The palate is everything I love about a Paso Zin. The texture is velvet, round, and full. I'm fairly certain this wine must be peaking, because it's very well integrated, mellow and beautiful with notes of dark red berries and white pepper. The finish is long and lean. 94pts.
Started with a strong alcohol nose yet opened quickly. Excellent blackberry bramble fruit with oak undertones. Delightful mouth feel.....spicy with a smooth finish. Delicious. Will purchase and enjoy again and again!
Three and a half glasses