Friday, April 2, 2010
Santa Barbara Winery ZCS 2008
Santa Barbara Winery's ZCS is a very aromatic wine, with full black cherry coming across strongly on the nose. The jammy Zinfandel is offset by the Carignane's depth. The taste is quite rich and dark.
Upon opening, the acidity was a bit high for me. It felt almost carbonated in my mouth. A full hour later it still felt a bit grippy. You should allow plenty of air to get to it before pouring.
The second night I drank it, it had settled down considerably to a smooth drink. An earthy, brambly taste had also come over it, which I found terribly enticing.
Winemaker: Bruce McGuire
Variety: Zinfandel, Carignane, Sangiovese
Vineyard: Wild Rose Vineyard
Acquisition Disclaimer: Purchased by the author