Fresh and grapey, with with a tart finish. Color is a medium garnet. Red fruit and pepper come out on the nose. On the palate, it is grapey with a touch of cassis. Tannins are firm, acidity a bit tart. Drink with meatloaf and garlic mash. Recommended. 87 points. DBH

WHO: Troon Vineyard
WHAT: Zinfandel (97%), Petite Sirah (3%)
WHEN: 2017
WHERE: Kubli Bench, Applegate Valley, Oregon

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