Wine tasting note: 1996 Marietta Old Vine Zinfandel

1996 Marietta Old Vine Zinfandel

3rd Mar 1999 GBP11 USA Table Red

Opaque purple/red, pinking slightly at rim.
Inviting, lush, barnyardy nose with overripe plums, allspice, oak and mushrooms.
Full bodied with sweet, alcoholic, plummy fruit, raw tobacco flavours and some charred oak.
Soft with massive extraction, good acidity and firm tannins - Needs a big bowl of Bolognese.
Lovely now, should develop over 2 to 3 years.

Wine Tasting: U.S. of A. 1995 and 1996