10 Wilson Carls Vineyard Zinfandel ($36) ☺☺☺☺

Our first review after an extended trip to Europe where we tasted some great wines from the 70's and 90's.

Carls Vineayrd Zinfandel really hit the spot, the smoothness of the fruit and a good tannin structure help make this wine a great steak accompaniment. The initial nose is of mature plums with heaps of vanilla and on the palate the wine continues to evolve bringing on slight caramel and loads of blackberry fruit. Zinfandel is renowned for its peppery favour and although this wine has some pepper undertones it is subdued and adds beautifully to the complexity. Overall a great start back for us into USA wines again.

© John Holmes 2014