Monday, February 15, 2010

EOS 2006 Estate Bottled Paso Robles Zinfandel Port

Port usually isn't my favorite thing.  Typically, the sweetness is too much.  This port style wine from california tastes like a glass of blackberry jam with a slight oak, herbal finish.  Considering that it is made from Zinfandel, this is not surprising.  Fortunately, I like blackberry jam.

Label stuff:  Intense aromas of cherry and blackberry lead to a complex mix of licorice, pepermint, black pepper and caramel.  Full-bodied with profound jammy fruit flavors, the wine has a lengthy balanced finish with accents of mocha and pecan.

Cost:  $27.99 for 375 ml
Grade: B+
Cost Adjusted Grade: B+.  I know that this is a lot of money for a half bottle of wine.  This one has reached the point where the quality matches the price.  And, a little bit of port goes a long way, plus port will keep for a few weeks after opening.  I will be picking up a replacement bottle or two to cellar.  I expect the sweetness to become more subtle with time.

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