Wine 13

Playing with Aged Zins

sedimental | Jun 17, 201205:21 PM


I am drinking a 1977 Clos du Val Zinfandel right now. It has been decanted for about an hour. It is wildly purple in the glass, with notes of blackberry and cherry- and *spice*...much like the aged Geyservilles (one of my favorites). Truly a superb wine from a superb vintage. If this were a blind tasting.....I am not sure Iwould know what variety of grape is in the glass. It is fascinating....almost cab-like. I know that most folks don't think that Zin can/should be aged. Not a ton of interest, except to those of us with weird esoteric ideas :) However, a classic, well structured Zin - aged 20 years or more, becomes something ethereal. Really. A unique experience....not found outside the USA!.......if you are playing with cellaring- give it a try :)

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