06 Vezér Zinfandel ($52)  ☺☺

This Zinfandel comes from the Suisun Valley which is just outside Fairfield, midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. The 06 Zinfandel has a whopping 14.5% alcohol content and this comes across in the long peppery finish. The initial nose on opening the wine was blueberries and blackcurrants. This mellowed over time to include more red fruit and lush tannins. We opened and decanted this about one hour before drinking, over that period the wine settled into a beautiful smooth done with a  long peppery finish. One to look for. 

© John Holmes 2014