Truchard Carneros Napa Valley 2012 Zinfandel, $12.74-$27.99, 88 points, poured the darkest of raspberry reds with a clear wine ring and a heavily sheeted glass bowl.
The nose needed some teasing, but swishing brought-out an excellent bouquet of smoky plum, cinnamon, clove, cedar, and a floral vibe.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and fine grainy tannins managed mostly good flavors of blackberry brandy, chocolate, wild black fruits, and licorice.
Finished well on the trailing palate, a tad green, easy spices, more plums, and a restrained 14.2% alcohol.
Paired nicely with my buffalo-wings.
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