Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2002

Publication

The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert M Parker Jr.

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Review

The brilliant 2002 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (485 cases of 16.5% material) has a deep ruby/purple color, a big, full-bodied nose that smells like a Moroccan outdoor marketplace, with many exotic spices, huge amounts of sweet currant, and brandy-laced blackberry, plum-like fruit. Some figs enter the picture, and this powerful, individualistic wine is spicy, rich, unctuously textured, and just oh, so long and thrilling to drink.