By way of background, opening thoughts: Paso Robles is the heartland for California reds - today we will sample a reasonably-well aged zinfandel from the region.
Original tasting and review : This is Varner Wine Foxglove Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California, 2007, finished at 14.6% alcohol, first sampled at six years from vintage date.
In the glass: Deep dusty dark red.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold, fragrant plum-laced fruit. From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet, thick and bold.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet, red strawberry fruit, quite luscious and round. Light tannins and acids lift the entire experience.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its long-lived bright nature. Good value.
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