THORTON OLD VINE ZINFANDEL - 2005
This red from Cucamonga Valley has an alcohol content of 15.1%.
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:
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.