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!

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