2011 Jana Old Vine Zinfandel

87Old vines and fresh spices. Fresh blackberry, black pepper, and loads of cloves waft up from the glass. Blackberries are more jammy on the palate. Black pepper shows more and cloves less, and vanilla shows on the mid-palate. Tannins offer a gentle grip. The finish has plenty of spice. Drink this with brisket. Recommended. 87 points.

WHO: Jana Winery
WHAT: Zinfandel (50% 88 year old vines, 50% 13 year old vines)
WHERE: California, Napa Valley
VINEYARD: D’Anneo Vineyard
WHEN: 2011
PRIVE: $40