Haywood Los Chamizal Sonoma Valley 2009 Zinfandel, $15.99,$29.99, 89 points, poured mostly ruby red with flashes of maroon up to the thin clear wine ring.
Aromas of marzipan, flowers, blueberries, and rich wild blackberries were quite good.
Very soft, supple (atypical) medium-plus bodied wine with fair acidity and easy early palate tannin, carried good flavors of mulberry, briar-berries, damson plum, and truffle.
Finished okay on easy spice notes (the label says pepper flavors), a more pronounced tannin, and a cool, but insidious 14.1 alcohol (I think it was higher).
Paired perfectly with our pepperoni pizza.
Commentary: This one was an unusual Zinfandel, but I liked it very much, and for the $16, you will too; if Big alcohol Zins bother you, and fruit bombs aren't your thing, then this should be a no-brainer!
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