2003 Russian River Valley "Tom Feeney Ranch" Zinfandel
9% Mixed Blacks (Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette)
Holy cow! I love this wine! Unfortunately, with yields in this vintage around .8 ton to the acre, we have about half the amount we usually do. But for what we missed in quantity, we seemed to make up in quality. During fermentation, this wine smelled so strongly of Andes™ chocolate mints and raspberry cordial that it was tempting to jump in the tank and swim around in it!
Dark ruby-purple in color. Perfumed, intoxicating aromas of black raspberries, mint, bay, and chocolate. On the palate, huge, mouth-coating, and totally decadent! Easily our most concentrated, intense Feeney to date. Drink from late 2005 through 2008. (MRO - 3/3/2005)