Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Old Zinfandel Tasted April 2013

3. Fetzer Zinfandel California Ricetti (1982)

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Smoky on the nose with a nice base of black fruit, spicy and a touch of truffle, peppery with a bit of oak still obvious. Smooth and polished in the mouth with a nice core of fading red fruit framed with wood spice and sweet licorice tones. A bit of vanilla and some noticeable astringent tannins still linger on the palate which is followed by a brief pop of lovely black cherry fruit on the moderately long finish . Still intact, and sweetly fruited, if not terribly varietal. 85pts
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  • 1519040kjt42 Such an interesting article. Especially for a 30 year drinker of California Zin. Thanks

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