Deep, bright ruby. Lively, sharply focused dark berry and smoky aromas, with nuances of licorice and violet. Tangy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by silky tannins, showing good precision and peppery back-end lift. Youthfully tight today but I like this wine's sneaky sweetness and vivacity.
<p>The 2007 Black St. Peters Zinfandel was sourced from a single estate vineyard. Dark ruby-colored, it has serious Zinfandel varietal character with a briery bouquet, velvety black fruit flavors, and excellent balance. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.</p>
Medium-straw colored with green highlights, it exhibits an attractive bouquet of mineral, baked apple, white peach, and a hint of tropical fruits lurking in the shadows. Medium-bodied and elegant, even slightly austere on the palate, there are tasty citrus and tropical flavors, vibrant acidity, and a moderately long finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
Purple-colored, it presents aromas of briar/bramble, raisins, and blackberry reminiscent of legendary Zinfandels such as the 1977 Lytton Springs. This leads to a full-bodied, smoothly-textured Zinfandel with plenty of ripe, sweet fruit, soft tannins, and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.
Dark ruby in color... offers classic Zinfandel aromas of briar/bramble, dried fruits, and blackberry. It is more structured and may benefit from 2-3 years in bottle to more fully evolve. Drink it through 2016.
Dark red. Seductively floral red and dark berry aromas are complicated by orange zest and dried rose. Crisp and tangy, with tart red currant and cherry flavors deepened by a suggestion of mocha. Finishes slightly stern, with the fruit dropping off sand acidity dominating. Will this flesh out with some cellar time?
Light gold. Fresh apple, pear and honeydew on the nose, with complicating cinnamon, green tea and floral honey accents; impressively complex for the price. Juicy orchard fruit and melon flavors are gently braced by bright tangerine and quinine notes that build through the finish. A suave, lively, elegant style of chardonnay, nicely melding tanginess and ripeness.
Youthful purple. Varietally accurate black fruits, licorice, cured meat and cracked pepper on the nose. Sweeter red berry flavors deepen with air, picking up ripe cassis and blueberry flavors, with gentle acidity providing lift. The sweet, silky finish features fine-grained tannins that nicely frame dark berry and cherry flavors. Very easy to drink.
Kangarilla Road does a beautiful job with Zinfandel, and the 2004 possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet, briery-scented perfume displaying hints of herbs, pepper, and spice. Aged in one-year-old French oak for 14 months, it reveals a powerful Zinfandel character. Consume it over the next 2-3 years.