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2019 Once and Future Zinfandel "Old Hill Ranch"

Once and Future 2019 Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel

Winery: Once and Future

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Hill Ranch"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel & 22% Mixed Blacks

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 302

KWG Score: 94.8 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.5)

Review date: August 10, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a very inviting blackberry bouquet with hints of vanilla oak, black olive, and prune. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, very well-balanced, dense, and super smooth. This flavor profile is blackberry and dusty mineral blend with notes of dried oregano, black raspberry, and black pepper. There is a touch of oak and prune in the aftertaste. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins stick around for quite a while. The Panel would pair this Zin with a Bandoleros Birria taco with shredded beef brisket chihuahua and red onion or with braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 Old Hill Ranch has black cherries, blackberries, and aromatic spices with a hint of camphor which speaks to the complex mix of grapes in this wine. In the mouth there is a dense wall of flavor that will become differentiated as the wine evolves. Black fruit flavors dominate. The tannin is assertive and the finish long, indicating that this is a wine that will cellar well.

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