I don't think that we drink enough [true] Zinfandel. It
has gone forgotten amongst the crap of White Zin (I better
write and article about this). When I like a nice red that
isn't too heavy and has great flavor aspects for just about
anything, I can always turn to a bottle of Zinfandel, and
this one was no slouch.
Let's get past the deep inky purple color and deal with
the flavor which is a nice concentration of dark plum and
cherry, with a nice little whisp of smoke at the finish.
It's neither too light in body, nor too heavy, being the
right weight and viscosity on your tongue that this
Goldilocks likes. I would swear that you can get the
faintest trait of caramel on the back of this, which makes
it quite interesting.
While I originally was going to give it a rating of 8,
that last little bit of taste, in addition to the price,
made me up it another point. Well done Mountain View!