Borra Vineyards 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel
Blackberries and other fun fruit. You’ll have to dig to find the mint but its a nice reward for getting your nose wet. The tannin structure is solid but not overpowering. Spices on the rear palate were unexpected but a welcomed nuance. Nicely done.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “Combine Lodi’s famous old vines with a very cool growing season and you’ve got the makings of an extremely accessible Zin without the burning alcohol or puckering acid. It’s all about cherries this vintage: from black cherry, plum and bacon aromas, to flavors conjuring an absolutely decadent rich sauce of cherries jubilee accompanied by cola, violets and plum, wrapped with easy-drinking cinnamon-like tannins on the full-bodied finish. A wine that would be equally at home with some savory Chinese spareribs or a slice of flourless chocolate cake.”