2009 Old World Winery Zinfandel Mounts Bench Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.3%
Price at time of purchase: $35.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Completely different from the port-like '09 Carraro Zin, the '09 Mounts Bench Zin has a drier profile and more of the classic deep berry Dry Creek character. Despite its low alcohol level, it has superb intensity and grip in the mouth, and the rich flavors are accompanied by a tangy acidity that keeps the interest level up and makes the wine a nice food accompaniment. Flavors are highlighted by deep bing cherry and blackberry fruit with an undercurrent of dark currants, milk chocolate and extroverted spiciness. This wine goes down with scary ease. [Price estimated.] - HK 2013-06-26

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