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Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm

WTN: Harrington Zin ZeniRanch '15...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:35 pm

Shared this with John ystrday:
1. Harrington Zin ZeniRanch/MendoRidge (OldVine/MixedBlacks; 13.8%) San Francisco 2015: Dark color; very strong raspberry/Zinberry/blackberry/very spicy/Zin rather dusty/OV briary/bright light pencilly/oak/smokey very attractive nose; rather tart/tangy bright/very spicy/Zinberry/blackberry quite dusty/OV/briary light pencilly/smokey/oak flavor w/ modest brisk/snappy tannins; very long/lingering rather dusty/OV light pencilly/smokey/oak strong Zinberry/briary/raspberry/blackberry/very spicy finish w/ modest brisk/bitey tannins.
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Tasted in Jan'17:
Tom wrote:Harrington Zin OldVine/MixedBlacks ZeniRanch/MendoCnty (13.8%) 2015: Med.color; strong very spicy/Zin/raspberry
bright/zippy quite dusty/OV light toasty/oak some complex/OV nose; bit tart bright/raspberry/Zin/very spicy quite
dusty/OV light toasty/oak flavor w/ light gentle tannins; very long very spicy/raspberry/Zin bright/vibrant light
toasty/oak very dusty/OV finish w/ light smooth/graceful tannins; a lovely bright elegant OV Zin; reminds a lot
of the early Fetzers from Zeni but w/o Barney's heavy-handed Am.oak. $nc (BH)

It seems like the intervening 1+ yr as made the tannins seem a bit more prominant. It still reminds a lot of the early Fetzer ZeniRanch Zins of the mid-'70's w/o Barney's heavy-handed Am.oak.

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