Rombauer Vineyards California 2012 Zinfandel, $24.99-$29.99, 90+ points, poured a deep purple/red with flashes of maroon toward the leggy glass wall and broadly transparent rim.
Cedar, blackberry, clove, cinnamon, and chocolate notes were wonderful.
Full, rich, and smooth body carried fair acidity with a supportive underlayment of tannin.
A floral component dominated the early plate with wild blackberry and sweet cooking spices transitioning into the mid-palate, while the 14.9% alcohol dominated the late palate into the long finish of spice and the trailing gestalt (trust you'll like that!).
Varietals were 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah.
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