Friday, May 9, 2014

Rock Lobster Zinfandel 2011

Rock Lobster!!!! An Old Vine Zinfandel pruduced by Hansen-Garbarino from Northern California. Dark purple in the glass with rust around the edges... intense aromas of raisins, underbrush, prunes, cola, vanilla and glycerine. Super fruit forward! A totally new world wine. The palate shows ripe blackberries and blueberries, chocolate, with a twist of spice and black pepper. Mature flavors with chewy tannins, a good bit of texture, and a sparkling finish. The flavors are so concentrated it reminds me a bit of an Italian Amarone... and I love Amarone.

Oh, by the way... 14.4% alcohol and a bottle goes for $14.99.

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