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What I like in Zin is a very smooth mouth feel and lots of plum and blackberry and this is what I got with the St. Francis Sonoma County "Old Vines" Zinfandel 2008. ($19)
Color was a deep dark red with aromas of blackberry, licorice and plum. On the palate I found lots of blackberry with hints of leather, black cherry and black currant with just a tad of pepper. The finish was very smooth, lots of berry and black plum and very long.
I opened this wine with grilled steaks, served with grilled peppers and mushrooms. While the steaks were on the grill, I thoroughly enjoyed this wine while munching on the grilled mushrooms. This wine climbs to the top of my favorite Zins. Highly Recommended!