Neal Rutherford Dust Vineyards Napa Valley 2008 Zinfandel Revisited, $22.09, 92 points, poured a mysterious deep burgundy red with a still crystal-clear wine ring at the leggy glass wall.
The aroma was better than I remembered it (wine evolves); Dusty wild off-the-stem blackberries, floral, and hints of red raspberry were excellent.
Medium-bodied, good acidity, and a mild underlayment of tannin carried balanced wild-berry flavors with a kiss of oak building into more of a hug found in and bound to the long finish of spice, slightly chalky red raspberry, a sweet-spot 14.9% alcohol, and hints of bourbon, all of which impressed.
This is the first of my older Zinfandel wines (tasted more than five years ago) that I liked better than first tasted.
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