Thursday, September 13, 2007

THORTON OLD VINE ZINFANDEL - 2005

This red from Cucamonga Valley has an alcohol content of 15.1%.

TASTING NOTES:

Dark red-black color with black currant, tea and balsamic vinegar on the nose. Immense black tea flavors upfront with a harmonious mid-palate blend of black currant, licorice, pine needle, nutmeg and spice.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

90 PTS
Another phenomenal effort from Thornton. This is just an outstanding Zinfandel. A bit hot, but still very enjoyable now. Settles down by the second day. A year or two in the cellar should smooth out the rough edges and turn this into a beauty. Highly recommend.

2 Comments:

  • Sorry, I can't say nothing about this albariño, never seeen, never tasted. Great Gary, isn't it?
    Joan

    By Blogger J. Gómez Pallarès, at Tuesday, September 18, 2007 4:06:00 PM  

  • I had this wine in my cellar for a few years and just opened it last month (Oct 2009). OMG!!!! I have never opened a Zin that was this amazing and complex and down right spectacular. I regret that I only bought 1 bottle at the time and have contacted Thornton to see if they still have any in the cellar or their library. If you have it, share it with someone special (and who can also appreciate wine).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, November 08, 2009 4:18:00 PM  

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