2003 Iniskillin Bear Cub Vineyard Zinfandel – BCs first Zin. Medium colour, blueberry nose, decent concentration, not much tannin, made for early drinking and a bit overpriced.
2004 Le Douze Fitou – made by a group of cooperating winemakers in the South of France, this wine showed medium colour, bright fruit in the nose, slightly hot at 14%, and a nice mouth feel with good length. Drinking now and for about 3 years I’d think. Nice cherry notes.
2001 Black Hills Nota Bene – started out well, a big sweet plum and currant nose, weighty presence in the mouth, with a slightly bitter note in the finish which was at first interesting but eventually became a bit tedious. Good length. This is teetering on the brink of readiness and is quite drinkable now.