2002 Old World Winery Zinfandel Laughlin Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 15.1%
Price at time of purchase: $21.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Tasting of 2-29-08... This wine has filled out and developed nicely since our original tasting three years ago, and seems significantly more balanced, flavorful, and pleasurable than it did then. Complex nose displays ripe bing cherry and red currant fruit accompanied by Rhone-like notes of cedar and leather. Rich in the mouth, though with a higher-acid, more restrained feel and a higher level of earthy/woody tones compared to some of the Old World fruitbombs. This "old" Zin is drinking very well right now, but its structure and development suggest it might even continue to improve. Rating: 88. Review of 4-16-2005... Earthy, leafy cherry fruit. Good spiciness along with herbal elements and an elevated acidity, similar to some Topolos Zins we've had in the past. A Zin still in its developmental stage, but at this point not as fruity and accesssible as we're accustomed to with OWW Zins. Rating: 84. - WB team 2008-02-27


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