2009 Black Widow Zinfandel, Lodi, Central Valley
Jim Olsen only produces Black Widow in the finest of vintages from low-yielding 60 year old vines. This 2009 is everything a great Zin should be. Deep jeweled purple releases a richly aromatic nose full of blackberry and boysenberry laced with caramel and allspice. The palate is full of big juicy flavors like biting into fresh blueberry pie. The finish is wonderful with vanilla, a hint of five spice and notes of leather framing the rich blue and black fruits in perfect balance. A pure pleasure to drink and a delightful expression of the varietal.
Release Price $37 - Total Cases: 475