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WTN: SaucelitoCanyon Zin ArroyoGrande '94...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:17 pm

Going thru a box of older wines, I cracked this last night:
1. SaucelitoCanyon Zin ArroyoGrandeVlly/SLOCnty (EB; 14.5%) ArroyoGrande 1994: Med.color w/ some bricking; bit alcoholic/fumey strong ripe/blackberry/boysenberry/Zin/spicy/briary fairly dusty/OV rather complex nose; rather soft bit alcoholic/fumey quite ripe/Zin/boysenberry/blackberry/very spicy light toasty/oak fairly dusty/OV complex flavor w/ light smooth/ripe bit drying tannins; very long slight fumey/alcoholic quite ripe/boysenberry/blackberry/Zin/very spicy some dusty/OV finish w/ light smooth/ripe tannins; rather on the ripe side but not raisened/pruney/late hrvsty; still plenty of ripe boysenberry/Zin fruit and not dried out or tired, with fully resolved tannins, but not gonna get any better.
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Been quite awhile since I done did have a SaucelitoCnyn Zin. The vnyd, located way in the upper reaches of the ArroyoGrandeVlly, was originally planted in the 1880's. In the '80's, this abandoned vnyd was brought back from the dead by BillGreenough. Originally, their Zins we only from this Estate vnyd. Since then, they've expanded their tableau of wines quite a bit. Haven't tried any of their mordern lineup.
But for a 24 yr old Zin, this was in remarkably good shape.
Tom

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