The 2019 Mettler "Epicenter" Old Vine Zinfandel tempts with its intense aromas of ripe wild blueberry and a hint of black pepper. The sturdy but softly integrated tannins yield to subtle notes of vanilla and cedar as the wine lingers on your palate. A light touch of acidity creates a balance while retaining the juicy fruit forward personality that is uniquely Zinfandel.
This classic, full-bodied California Zin shows intriguing nuances of wild sage, bay leaf and dried meat backed by luscious blackberry and mulled plum flavors and supported by moderate tannins that keep it mouthwatering.
- Wine Enthusiast, 93 pts.