Professional wine super geek and manager of all things, kindness: O’Brien Estate.
Motor oil, bitter chocolate and tea. Boysenberry. Blackberry preserves. There is a background of red fruit that brightens it up. Noticeable dry tannins in a medium bodied zin. This is a zin that needs to age a bit. It takes time to open up. (Was tasting it’s best at 2hr). This is not a dark heavy wine. Hot at 16.5%. But the palate is light in a good way for its high alc. Good texture. Particularly interesting for me because I just bought some fruit from this vineyard to make wine! 💚🍷 — 16 hours ago
I know this sounds crazy, but one of the magic-of-success to this bottle is that the cork of this 37 yro wine was as dense and sturdy as the day it was enclosed. …a little tired age, but great cherry, strawberry, blackberry, mesquite. Drink now! Very good! — 4 days ago