This earth-bound Zin packs a nice punch without slathering on the jam. Cranberry with a blackberry background show on the nose. Zingy red fruit come out on the palate, cranberry and tart cherries. Tomato leaf and a touch of brown sugar add counter-points to the fruit, earthy and sweet. Fruit and earth linger. Drying tannins call for something fatty. Drink with a thick burger with grilled onions and barbecue sauce. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH

WHO: Grgich Hills
WHAT: 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah
WHERE: California, Napa Valley
HOW MUCH: $36 (media sample)

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