From Lodi grapes, this hi-test (15.5% alcohol) Zin has plenty of sweet grapey, cherry fruit. There's a liquorous flavor from the alcohol and possibly the barrels, and some green tannins. This one will appeal to those who like Amador Zins; it's built to drink now rather than later.
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.