08 Alderbrook Old Vine Zinfandel ($25) ☺☺

Dry Creek produces some great Zinfandels, the best of which come from old vines. This example gives a great jammy concoction of blackberry, raspberry and a hint of cherry on the nose and a lovely long peppery vanilla finish in the mouth. The higher alcohols of this wine do not destroy the flavours instead they enhance them This is a big wine. For the price this was a surprising wine and one which went down really well with BBQ. 

© John Holmes 2014