Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel 2009

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

93

Review

Opaque ruby. Pungent, high-pitched bouquet of cherry-cola, blackberry, potpourri and Moroccan spices. Becomes smokier with air, offering sweet black fruit compote and fruitcake flavors with slow-building tannins and an exotic lavender pastille quality. Supple tannins add grip to the long, spicy, tightly focused finish. This wild thing needs a strongly spiced piece of braised or grilled lamb, or maybe a strong cheese.