Van Ruiten Old Vine Zinfandel 2007 review by (PB)
Garnet, blackberry jam, tar, Tobacco, Sweet profile, a bit harsh, flat flavor; I'll let it open and see what happens.
I'm in my Marechal Foch vineyard and working with my grapes; I had to open a wine. It's just one of those days with the sun shining gloriously, something that has been in short supply this season, so it is worthy of celebration.
We had this wine at a wine bar recently in Ogunquit, Maine and my wife decided to buy it for me. It was $30 a bottle at the wine bar, $18 in the store associated with the wine bar...
It is pleasant enough for $17. At $30 it would have been a rip off. No matter--today is glorious, life is grand and we are blessed. Raise a glass!