Surprise, good — 4 months ago
Rose petal, cherry, an earthy component too, a touch of caramel and bit of heat. Wow this is intense. The palate is a monster. There is width, matter, length. There is a massive acid drive, a good grip on the sides with a matter which you could chew on, a rather round, spherical mid palate with an explosive cherry, and a long finish with cherry, these rose notes in retro, and a tiny bit of bitterness to make it classy and to add a layer of complexity. I would have loved a tad more fruit on the nose, up front in the palate and toward the end (maybe a vintage thing) but I'm grateful for the experience. Sometimes you just feel the need to upgrade your standards right 😊? — 4 months ago
Beautiful and elegantly racy nose of violets and red fruits. The palate is equally elegant and refined with slightly tart red fruit and approchable tannins on a long finish that leaves you mouth watering for more, great balance.
Nez aromatique et élégant qui pinote avec un côté floral de violettes et de fruits rouges surtout. Une bouche tout en aussi en finesse et élégance avec un fruit rouge acidulé et des tannins veloutés sur une finale longue et savoureuse avec ces fruits rouges acidulés un peu en retro. — 9 months ago
A Burgundy-style Yarra PN with high concentration. Aroma of cranberry and mulberry jam. The palette shows a hint of sweetness while the acidity is not clear enough. The retro-taste is medium and jammy. Not so complicated as those PN of its same price level. Prefer a Cotes de Nuits Village with humbler price tag. — 5 months ago
I’ve stayed away from Zinfandel because whatever it is that they’re doing with it nowadays just isn’t for me. But this? This producer? Yeah it’s different. A somewhat subdued purple with a crimson rim. Fruit and spice on the nose with blue and black berries along with some black pepper. This nose just never stops. And you don’t want it to. Just the faintest hint of forest floor. How solid of a Zin is this? Even clocking in at 14.9, it’s never overbearing or anything approaching too hot. Wonderful balance and acidity, I can’t stop smelling it though, it’s glorious. Cranberry and boysenberry prevalent on the palette but there’s also with the right amount of spice. This is a beautiful wine and has single handedly restored my faith in Zinfandel. Mike and Kara Dunn make the single best Petite Sirah you will probably ever drink and they’re expanding. Get on board. — 9 months ago