2009 Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley
My beautiful Maroon
Classic Old Vine character is the order of the day with today’s elegant, supple 2009 Maroon Wines Old Vine Napa Valley Zinfandel.
We have really loved every wine that we’ve featured from Maroon and today’s wine reinforces our love for Paul and his wonderful works of liquid art. Big and bold on the nose, this wine is austere, elegant and refined on the palate.
Ready to drink now, you may also wish to cellar a couple of bottles for the next few years.
Pretty crimson hues with a ruby heart and pink edging that catches the light when swirled.
Bold and lush on the nose, with a heady rush of black cherry, blackberry, chocolate covered blueberry, briar patch and black pepper. After the wine opens, it reveals subtle black flower petals and a hint of fresh soil.
Initially, this wine tastes just like a fresh cherry pie and black current pie. Follow-on flavors include blackberry, bramble, tomato stem and a hint of dark dried tobacco.
Stewed fruit and tobacco expand all across the palate before gradually tailing off.
Perfect with a bleu cheese burger with bacon and all the trimmings.