Dark red fruits, black oolong tea, chaparral, and succulent roast meats. Deeply layered and complex while remaining nimble on the palate, with extremely well-integrated, fine-grained tannins. Profound and deep without being heady or brooding; like a pedigreed intellectual who is perpetually in a good mood and not afraid to get their hands dirty. Will benefit aromatically from a quick decant, or can be laid down for several years in your cellar.
The 2019 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard is the finest wine I have tasted off this site yet. Effusive in its aromatics, with striking red berry fruit and gorgeous purity, the Kirschenmann shows the elegance that is possible in Lodi. All the elements come together effortlessly in the glass. The 2019 is such a classy wine.
The medium ruby colored 2019 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard opens with a bit of tarry reduction over a core of black fruits and spices. The palate is offering much more at this youthful stage. It's packed with dark, spiced fruits and is medium-bodied, soft and fresh with an earthy finish. It has great potential and just needs more time in bottle.