1998 Edmeades Zinfandel Mendocino
Mendocino, California
 
WB Rating: 86

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.6%
Price at time of purchase: $14.99 (The Wine Club)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): n/a

This was something of a surprise, as it had been tasted two years ago and was given a considerably higher rating. At that time the wine was described as "elegant and smooth, yet oozing with spicy plum aromas and flavors." Yet this go-round, the wine seemed somewhat disjointed -- hot in the nose and mouth, with a black fruit core submerged beneath some very earthy and mushroomy notes. One taster who should know said there were some redwood hot-tub-like components in the nose. Still pleasant enough, but not the classic rich Zin we remembered. - WB Team 2002-12-06

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