2013 Field Recordings Fiction Red Paso Robles

Briary raspberry, cherry, plum, hay and a hint of spearmint on the extremely fragrant, perfumed nose. Lush red fruits flood the palate with whisps of toasty oak and fine minerals supporting. Good acidity keeps this fresh and long on the dry finish.  Absolutely delicious. 31% Zinfandel, 26% Tempranillo, 15% Mouvedré, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Touriga Nacional.

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2009 John Robert Eppler Zinfandel St. Helena Napa Valley

Blackberry, black cherry, plum, cocoa and sweet spice scents with touch of cinnamon on the gorgeous, inviting nose. Elegant yet powerful. Damn, this is great Zin. Scents transition to the palate with tobacco, bracing minerals and orange zest flavors joining in.  So tasty. The mouthwatering, dry finish carries on for days with black cherry and mineral flavors. 15.3% alcohol and you’d never know it. Kudos to John Eppler on this amazing bottling. $31.99

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