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Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Russian River, California
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
Item no. 108017
This Feeney Vineyard zinfandel shows the classic old vine zin characteristics we have all come to expect. The nose exhibits concentrated blackberry wild raspberry jam aromas, with hints of spice and toffee. In your mouth the rich and full tannins are only masked by the power of the berry fruits and balanced acidity that keeps those flavors lingering on and on in the finish. Concentrated and complex, this wine will drink very well now and mature nicely well into the future.
Opaque purple. Plum and dark berry aromas are complemented by smoky floral and spice qualities. Juicy and brisk, with complex, powerful flavors of boysenberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and cola. Finishes with substantial but harmonious tannins that fade into the lush dark fruit on the close. I'd be in no hurry to drink this. This is the last vintage for this wine as the vineyard with these ancient vines has been replanted to pinot noir.
The 2008 Zinfandel Feeney Vineyard has a beautiful nose of black raspberries, blackberry, and spice. Dark ruby purple, with high acid but enough body and richness to back up the aggressive acidification, this is an outstanding Zinfandel that should be drunk over the next 4-years, before the baby fat falls away and the acids take over.