Peter Rosback's old-vine Zin is always dark and dense and unabashedly alcoholic (15.8%). In this vintage more herbal flavors dominate, along with olives, dates, figs and a decidedly salty note. Unique and not for everyone, but absolutely exceptional.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.