2010 Madrigal Zinfandel Napa Valley
jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry and licorice
candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk and mushroom
"The nose that of a potent young wine, showing a rich candied red fruit
character of fraise and maraschino cherry, with hints of sandalwood,
black peppercorns and allspice.
This is a big wine in terms of mouth feel and fruit. The first flavors are dominated by big, candied red fruit, which confirms the impressions offered up on the nose and almost makes you think there is a touch of sweetness - really ripe red cherries and the sweetest of tiny, wild strawberries, balanced with a light touch of oak and a subtle hint of black pepper. The finish is balanced, long & persistent, with the rich fruit character evening out the more than ample alcohol. The finish is crisp with bright acidity, leaving the mouth salivating and wanting more." -Winery