Baroque in the best sense, this Zinfandel has a dense mix of herbaceous and fruit forward aromatics of berry preserve, dried orange peel and candied mandarin. On the palate, a complexity of dark fruit, licorice, berry, mint, oregano and applewood smoked bacon abound. The long finish is tied together beautifully by fresh acidity and well-integrated oak notes.
This old vine Zinfandel is a poet of a wine. Pair it with a rack of lamb or steak sandwiches.