| 1999 EOS Estate Winery Zinfandel Estate|
Paso Robles, California
WB Rating: 88
Alcohol by volume: 14.1%
Price at time of purchase: $12.00 (Ralph's)
A most pleasant surprise from a winery previously unknown to us. Well-balanced, muscular Zinfandel with blackberry/blueberry/plum nuances in the nose, chewy dark berry flavors, good midrange and finish. Still some tannin for another year’s development. Lovely label, too. The best Zin in recent memory at $12, though maybe this is a fluke: the website lists the wine at $25. On the site, the winery itself appears to be big, new, and showy, with its own line of clothes and other merchandise. Hopefully they'll keep the focus on the wines and the prices in line with the quality. - HK 2002-05-23
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