United States → California → Calistoga
esbrown reviewed Grgich Hills Napa Valley Zinfandel 2002 on November 28, 2005
A powerful wine, but not in the way that one usually thinks when sampling a California Zin. Thick in the glass with lots of weight and extraction. The nose is bursting with blueberries, toast, dried black currants and bittersweet chocolate. Flavors of juicy red cherries dominate, along with more of the blueberries and even a splash of cranberry-inspired acidity. A wave of toast and vanilla sweeps through in mid-palate, but it is gone before any thought of oak can cloud your tongue. The finish is long and complex, but right now is overpowered by intense grape tannins. Who says that Zinfandels don't have the guts to age?