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Possesses aromas of raspberries, plums, leather, brown sugar and white pepper. Medium bodied on the palate, flavors of sweet plum and caramel are balanced with silky tannins, earthiness and a kick of spice and acidity.
THIS JUST IN! Connoisseurs' Guide named Frank Family Winery "WINERY OF THE YEAR 2012!"
94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Jan.12): “... this wine is ripe, but its balance and its stunning appointment of well-defined fruit are keen reminders enough that ripe wine, when balanced, can be delicious...delivers complexing elements of briary spice and sweet oak..."
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (Apr.12): “A very zinny Zin, packed with the variety’s briary blackberry, anise, dark chocolate, bacon and crushed black-pepper flavors…”
90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May 2012): “Opaque purple. A complex, heady bouquet evokes candied dark berries, vanilla and mocha. Lush and expansive, offering gently sweet, oak-spiced cassis and blueberry flavors that gain energy in the glass.”
90 points, “Very highly recommended”, California Grapevine (Feb.12): “… attractive, forward, fragrant, brambly blackberry fruit aroma…rich, plush, plummy…”
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
Charles Johnsen from OK
This wine changed me to a Signature Club from Premier. -18 Points