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Professional Ratings: 90 Connoisseurs' Guide
Region: Sonoma County, California
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
Item no. 114895
The 2008 Big River is dense reddish blue in color. Hints of fennel, oak-spiced roasted nuts and dark berries on the nose. Plummy, ripe mouth-filling flavors with a long, soft, fruit and oak-driven finish help make this wine a deeply concentrated, sappy, satisfying Zinfandel.
The Big River bottling exhibits a wealth of nervy, young, spiced-berry fruit and is again an exceptionally well-balanced wine. If not lacking for ripeness, it is fresh and juicy and long on sweet berries. It is at once moderately full-bodied and shows a certain spry spring in its step, and while guaranteed to grow for a good many years, it is a wholly engaging and easy to taste Zinfandel even now.