2016 Loose Moose Zin, Old Vine Zinfandel, California
94 Pts. Martin Sheehan-Stross,
A wine that shows the potential of Zinfandel to gain complexity with just a couple years of bottle age. This is dense and chewy, with notes of blackberry, fig, leather, and smoke. The body is full, with ripe tannins creating structure behind all of the brambly fruit.
This shows a mix of red, black, and blue fruit tones. There's strawberry, purple plum, and blueberry right off the bat on the nose. On the nose, the wine is rich and round, but with firm tannins that provide a welcome balance to the macerated fruit character.