(From 2012 Vintage) Crushed berry, soft oak and cigar box notes create a fragrant appeal that leaves you wanting more. This vintage shows explosive, concentrated fruit in the mouth, with plenty of acidity to balance the ripeness. Spice and black berry compote on the finish.
Notes of sweet plums and pepper dominate the nose, while flavors of blueberry, raspberry, cinnamon, and black pepper pack the palate from start to finish. The silky-smooth tannins hold the wine together and deliver a soft, fruit driven experience. Gluttonous Pairings: Our 7 Deadly pairs sinfully well with BBQ’d Salmon, prime rib or grilled veggies. Get crazy with delectable dark chocolate desserts! Wine Advocate The 2007 7 Deadly Zins is a knock-out bargain. Aged completely in American oak, it is loaded with berry fruit, pepper, spice, and earth characteristics. This rich, full-bodied, opulent, luscious Zinfandel can be drunk now and over the next several years. Score: 90. —Robert Parker, August 2009.
cherry flavor -good. Smooth, fruity finish, not mineral or sharp
stinky, leather, earthy smell, smooth but not a lot of depth
Good, spicy Zin
slight sweet tast good price when on sale
Spicy currant blackcherry
Ben liked at yNot
- over 2 years
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 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(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06