Sunday, January 10, 2010
Mauritson Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2007
Crystalline garnet hue with sweet, cedar spiced nose, toasted cumin seed, touch of licorice and then anise, cedar and eucalyptus--a hodgepodge of spicy aromas.
Rich cream, berry Zin flavors, on a rich baker's chocolate foundation. There is a rear palate intrigue with a creamy aftertaste--not texture but flavor; and an edge of bitterness right after swallowing which is a nice characteristic, like a baker's unsweetened dark chocolate kind of sensation, that makes it seem luxurious.
This is a rich Zin that will be better in another year or two. This is a mid $20's wine and if you're a Zin devotee, raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 1:44 PM