2012 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
Aromatics of candy apple, stewed cranberry, raspberry, cherry, briar, and cinnamon jump out of the glass. The wine has a lovely core from beginning to end with a great acidity on the finish leaving your mouth watering for more. The tannins are perfect for Zinfandel and right in that Goldilocks range, not too aggressive and not too soft. The stewed cranberry from the nose translates nicely to the palate as well, and the wine finishes on the palate with a touch of cherries jubilee.