Renwood Zin Amador Old VI 2008
Wine Tasting Notes Our Amador Ice Zinfandel begins with aromas of strawberries, watermelon and cherries. In the mouth, the wine has richness, complexity, balance and lushness. A superb balance of acidity and sweetness allows the finish to linger. A small amount of Syrah Rose was added to round out the wine and add touch of color. One of the most unique dessert wines in the world. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, or at the conclusion of a memorable meal with your favorite dessert.
The color is somewhat lighter than your typical Lodi Zin with a certain amount of opacity. The nose is rich in fruit, with sweet ripe berries intermingled with cherries and plums, balanced by a bit of dusty spice. The taste is surprisingly not as fruit forward as I would have expected, in fact it's like a delayed fuse as the first taste seems to be dominated by smoke, cedar and some spice, then an explosion of fruit midpalate, with rich plum and blackberries, fading into some peppery spice note on the finish. The tannins are pretty big in this wine, supporting a very tight, dry finish. This wine is a bit high in alcohol at 16%, but you'd never know it from the aroma or taste (I suppose that can be a good thing!). See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/01/2008-renwood-fiddletown-zinfandel.html