Last of the Lamberts

We visited Lambert Bridge Winery in Dry Creek Valley several trips ago. I think perhaps it was in 2007? Maybe even the trip before that. Anyway, because wine seems to have a habit of getting lost in our cellar, this Zinfandel escaped my notice hiding in the corner until this past week.  We opened up the 2005 Lambert Bridge Winery Ranch Block Zinfandel to go with our eye of the round roast. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.2% alcohol by volume, and cost us $30 at the winery. I’m afraid that I almost held this bottle of wine too long. If you have it, drink it up now!

On the nose I found blackberries, black currants, brown sugar, black cherry, spice, pepper, and blueberry. After almost all dark black fruits, the hint of blueberry took me by surprise! In the mouth, in contrast to the nose, I got red berries.  I also found black cherries and blueberries, with just a touch of pepper.  It was smooth and juicy and I think you should consider drinking it asap if you have any kicking around.

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