2014 Opolo Zinfandel Mountain

Year: 2014
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.3%
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Gold, 90pts, San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2016

"Inky purple. Ripe black and blue fruits, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the deeply perfumed nose and in the mouth. Plush and creamy in texture, showing a touch of jamminess on the back half. Ample and appealingly sweet, delivering good closing thrust, soft tannins and lingering warmth. I'd have liked a bit more structure here." (VM)

"The mountain aspect of this bottling seems to restrain some of this grape variety's typical exuberance, for better and worse. Light blackberry and dried sagebrush show on the nose, while the palate picks up black raspberry and wet dill flavors." (WE)

Winery Notes:
If you are one of those that believe bigger is better, read on. Appropriated named both for it's beautiful bouquet of fruit, as well as where the grapes are grown, this full-bodied Zinfandel has plenty of black cherry, plum and spice and is framed by soft tannins and balanced acidity. Zinfandel isn't known as America's most decadent red for nothing.

This Zinfandel captivates the nose with pomegranate, fig, and cranberry. Raspberry jam dominates the mid-palate nuanced by savory butterscotch overtones. Vanilla, white and cayenne peppers, and cinnamon spice makes for a lively finish.