Green and Red Chiles Canyon Napa Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $23.99, 92 points, took some searching for, and at full price is still worth the effort.
Waves of the deep purple wine clung to the glass-wall, and welling dark to opaque gave this Zinfandel immediate impact.
Pleasant toasty notes, hints of savory and cinnamon make for an aromatic delight.
The medium body carries "velvet heat" (14.8 alcohol) with good acidity and moderate tannin.
Flavors of blackberry, pomegranate, licorice, and hints of coffee give plenty of complexity.
Finishing fine and smooth with trailing fruit, white and black pepper-corn cap off this very nice wine.
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