2004 Old World Winery Zinfandel Laughlin Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 15.1%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Completely different in style from previous OWW Laughlin Vineyard Zinfandels, the 2004 could be slipped into a blind port tasting and not be out of place. It's absolutely a late-harvest-style Zin, with a lovely, rich port-like nose of prunes, plums, deep dark cherry, and spice. Very sweet in the mouth - a wine for dessert or cheese, not steak or pasta. Rich and well-made, reminiscent of some of the old Ridge Late-Picked Zins. We're not normally late-harvest Zin fans, but this one, served in the right circumstances, is absolutely delicious. (Price estimated.) - HK 2008-11-23


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