"Prune Martini" or, commonly: Zinfandel

Thin garnet with wide watery edges.  Cleaner and gym socks with a solid mate of tree-trunk.  The place where petrichor or minerality should be is instead the stain in the center of a parking space.  The flabbiness on this thing makes honey-Booboo seem lithe.  Burnt, oxidized fruit hanging out mid-bouquet offers a washing-machine-in-the-garage combination of fat and fresh.  A tiny asparagus streak is the wine’s only redeeming trait.  This label had been on my radar for some time.  I walked into a resty tonight on #NATIONALZINFANDELDAY and there it sat and I couldn’t resist.  I had heard great things.  Oh my.  In the mouth, a chemically front–more of an afront–lasts just long enough for the AL burn to take hold.  Depressingly watery and shockingly acrid at the same time–a turpentine rinse after a cough-cherry bath.

2012 Anglim Zinfandel St. Peter of Alcantara Paso Robles  14.5

http://www.anglimwinery.com

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