08 Wilsons Dry Creek Zinfandel ($30) ☺☺☺☺☺

Drinking a wine at its peak is always fun. This 08 Zinfandel was a beautiful experience from start to finish. The nose was full of deep blackcurrant fruit laced with raisins and cocoa. When you taste the wine there was that deep black fruit coupled with vanilla and just a hint of the usual peppery spices found in Zinfandel. The finish was long and the tannins had mellowed to keep in balance with the fruit. its not often you get a wine at this price point hitting all the right buttons. This one did.

© John Holmes 2014