2012 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
This wine is singing! Rich aromatics of candy apple, baked cranberry, ripe raspberry, dark cherry, and cinnamon jump out of the glass. The robust palate has a strong core of dense fruit with balanced acidity that keeps the intense flavors of sweet cranberry, cherries jubilee, and baking spices energetic and fresh throughout. Ripe tannins have helped keep this wine very lively despite its age, and add gentle structure to the persistent finish. This is in a sweet spot!