We recently tasted a few wines from our library, and the 2007 Zinfandel from Kemp Vineyard stood out, begging to be shared with our loyal club members. As intensely flavored as ever, but with the elegance that comes from the perfect amount of bottle age, this wine is at its peak right now. A bouquet of dried plums and black licorice jumps from the glass, leading to flavors of wild berry, smoky sage, and orange peel on the palate. It has a silky texture and the classic briny sweetness that is a signature of Dry Creek Zinfandel, and finishes long and smooth. While the wine certainly still has plenty of life, there is no need for further cellaring; this wine can be shared over the upcoming holiday season with family and friends with a variety of festive meals.
"Distinctive for its plum and dill aromas, with dense cherry, smoky sage and herb notes that finish with drying, cedary tannins." -Wine Spectator