2003 Old World Winery Zinfandel Laughlin Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 15.7%
Price at time of purchase: $27.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

This is my favorite Laughlin Zin to date. To me it has a lot in common with a top-notch Cotes du Rhone, except one on steroids. Dark berries, new leather, roasted herbs, earth in the nose; in the mouth it came across as a blend of liqueurs - kirsch, plum, currants. Still a little raw and unruly (though made to order for a slab of beef), I'm looking forward to trying this one multiple times over the next 5 years or so. - HK 2007-08-30


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