Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2008


The Wine Advocate


Robert M Parker Jr.




The 2008 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard has one of those wow aromatic profiles. Although not saturated in color (it is dark plum/garnet), it boasts a huge nose of incense, camphor, smoked meats, herbs, forest floor and jammy strawberries as well as cherries. It is a full-bodied, dry, textured, classic, old style, packed and stacked Zinfandel that, despite its lofty alcohol (16.6%), is not the least bit hot. This is stunning stuff from one of the great historic sites of California. Drink it over the next 10-15+ years.