2015 Zinfandel Reserve, Pearl Hart, Contra Costa County
Rarely do I allow a wine to sit in so much new oak for such a long duration, but this wine kept getting more complex and sophisticated the longer it aged. Although Pearl Hart wasn’t sweet and nice, this Zinfandel smells like ripe cherry and spice. The wine from these 130-year-old "Ancient Vines” exhibits flavors of berry pie, pipe tobacco, saddle leather, blackberry, black tea, honey and a hint of cherry blossom. It is my pleasure to present to you the Pearl Hart Reserve Zin. She is a rare beauty, please enjoy!
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points Editor's Choice