07 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel ($22) ☺☺☺

This wine is excellent value at $22. The nose is initially back fruit, predominantly blackcurrants and the taste adds raspberries and just a hint of the famous Zinfandel white pepper. This was decanted for about an hour before drinking and it had mellowed into a great ribeye steak accompaniment.  

© John Holmes 2014