While 7 Deadly Zins turned out to be as criminal as
jaywalking, this wine scratched my Zinfandel itch... for now.
The color is deep purple, but I swear that it has a a
little bit of a brown component to it. The smell reminds me
of port, and that's most likely due to the high alcohol
percentage. It is that rich aroma of wooden barrels that
madeira is filled with.
The flavor is a mixture of both black cherries, dark
plums, and just a little bit of anise (think licorice
folks). While I had this wine with a well spiced steak,
this would really be perfect with something slathered with a
rich brown sauce. I think that game meats and wild poultry
would be a wonderful compliment to this wine, as would
chocolate cake make that journey down your gullet equally
enjoyable as well.
This wine is definitely a baller, and I am sure the more
that it breathes, the more I will love it.