(2013 Vintage) A Lodi Zinfandel at its finest, this wine showcases the style you've come to love and expect from 7 Deadly Zins. It offers fresh ground pepper and an array of spices, thanks to the 12 months in American oak. Dried fruit (cranberries and dates) on the mid palate, with a finish reminiscent to a slice of warm boysenberry pie. This is a great value Zin that satisfies every time.
This was my first taste of a red zin. (Silly Californian...) And I didn't like the white zins I had before. -- Many say this is close to a cabernet. So I had to try. -- But I'm not interested.
syrupy sweet and lacking acid and body - didn't even keep it for cooking.
cherry flavor -good. Smooth, fruity finish, not mineral or sharp
stinky, leather, earthy smell, smooth but not a lot of depth
full bodied spicy well balanced tannins obvious easy to get
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Extreme in its ripeness and never keen on well-defined fruit, this palate-coating effort offers up glimmers of dried grapes that are overlain with suggestions of smoke and tar. Very full in the mouth and rather viscous in feel, it will defy easy mealtime matching with food but will be liked by fans of full-blown Zins.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06