2017 Queen Of The Sierra Estate Red
From the Rorick Heritage Vineyard of Forlorn Hope by Forlorn Hope.
This wine is a mix of zinfandel, trousseau, mondeuse, a wonderful alliance of big, light, fine, tannic. Magnificent! Takes a while to open up, but this has all the sinewy and athletic muscle of great nebbiolo (!), tannins of such, Italianate flavours in herbs and sweet earth and sour cherry. Fantastic. Long, lean and tightly wound, again, it’s words about tannin and structure that ring loud here. Such a good, detailed, interesting, layered wine. It drinks like best of fine dry reds, with pizzazz of the unusual parts. Yewww! Mike Bennie - The Wine Front