Russian River Valley, CA. 14.1% abv. Opened Thanksgiving Day at a church dinner. Half bottle left to consume at home. Deep purple-red color; nearly opaque. Ripe, almost sweet impression on the nose but with refinement. Not over-the-top. Juicy dark berries (winery notes say red fruit--cherries) with a slight tartness on the finish. Smooth drinking. Good with roast turkey and cranberry sauce. A more rustic Zinfandel might pair better with the Cajun fried turkey also available at the church dinner, but spicy is not my thing so I stuck to the roast turkey. I really like this and would rate it 91 or 92 points. I ordered this and some other Joseph Swan wines while visiting the tasting room last August. Just received my order from Scherrer Winery and may open the 2007 Old and Mature Zin to compare with the Joseph Swan.
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