Elyse Zinfandel -2003 (15.2% alcohol)
Origin: Napa -Rutherford
Nose: cinnamon, dark fruit, amaretto
Taste: Black rapsberry, dark chocolate, earthiness
Mouthfeel: slightly "hot", smooth texture with peppery finish
Finish: medium to long in length
This was a really good Zin recommended to us by our friend Hunter at the Wine Cellar. Although it was slightly "hot" due to the 15.2% alcohol it was quite good but did need a little food to tone it down. We ate it with homemade veggie pizza and it was a great pairing. Although the pricepoint is slightly high @ $30.00 I would probably go with a Ridge Zin (my favorite) but would definitely recommend this as one to try.