Zinfandel - 2005
Buchignani Garcia Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Deerfield usually does it right and they succeeded again with their old vine zin. According to the bottle the vines are upward of 70 years old, and it's a single vineyard too, both very excellent signs that the contents are delicious.
This is a nicely balanced zin. The nose is a fruity-spicy mix with a hint of wood. On the tongue the licorice, chocolate, fruit and pepper are perfectly balanced and each sip reveals a different facet depending on the part of the palate it hits. It opens nicely over a few hours and has a velvety finish with a soft lingering acidity.
I like it. We have it at $120 a bottle, I don't $120 like it, a good option if you can grab it at a lower price, I would say I $50 like it.