Girard Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
Bold blackberry and black currant fruit notes rise from the glass, laced with baking spice and floral aromas. The palate showcases elegant black cherry and raspberry flavors. The finish reveals the oak impact; French oak lends sweet vanilla essence, savory toast notes are imparted by the American oak, while the Hungarian oak elevates Zinfandels' characteristic sweet spice. All combined, the fusion of oak affords the wine a smooth and luxurious finish.
A snappy Zin of medium build but appealing for the cherry, licorice and spice flavors. Drink now through 2024.