Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2005


The Wine Advocate


Robert M Parker Jr.




Even more powerful at 17.1% is the 2005 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard. This tastes like a Zinfandel made by Henri Bonneau in Chateauneuf du Pape. Sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with roasted herbs, pepper, spice box, and gamey aged beef notes all combine for a wine with great fruit, huge glycerin and volume, as one might suspect from the alcohol level, but no sense of heat. This is a ripe, heady, individualistic/singular style of wine that you either love or hate. I simply love it. There 572 cases of the Jackass Vineyard, which is a relatively large production for this site. At 17.5% of alcohol, the achievement in this wine fermenting dry is remarkable. This wine can last for decades but, for my taste, it is best drunk in its first 6-8 years of life.

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