By way of background, opening thoughts: Paso Robles in California is most widely known for its cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel. Today we will be sampling a young, value-priced zinfandel from Peachy Canyon finished in a big, alcohol-laden style.
Original tasting and review : This is Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel, 2010, finished at 14.9% alcohol.
In the glass: Deep dark red with a surprising hint of brick.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft, layered, deep red berries, with a languid, seasoned style. Somehow, a tiny hint of soap bubbles in the air too. From the aroma, seems like this will be memorable, perky and yet deep. Makes me look forward to the sip.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact robust, showing fresh, dense fruit laced with some hewn oak. Round fruit crawls up into your cheeks and leaves acids to trickle down more full black and red fruit for a solid minute. Not the cleanest finish you've experienced, but textured and long.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its layering. Best value.
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