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Old 30-12-2011, 04:37 AM posted to alt.food.wine
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Default 95 St. Jean Old Vines Zin

Emery Davis wrote:
St. Jean used to make this reasonably priced zin, but they pulled up the
vines near the end of the 90s to make room for more profitable Cabernet
Sauvignon. This was our last bottle, with left over xmas roast and
yorkshire.

Recognizably zin in both the nose and the mouth, it was powerful but has
gained a certain elegance over the years, with very deep bitter
chocolate flavors backing up a sweet bramble core. Good balance, not hot.

I don't get much chance to drink zin young or old, so this was an
interesting bottle to me, and an argument for letting this grape sit
around some.


Wow, Emery! Never had a CSJ Zin. Fascinating!

Mark Lipton