A blend of 64% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet, and 2% Mataro (I am always curious to know if the winemaker really thought that a 2% addition from some minor grape mattered or if he was just using up some wine he had lying around!). The 2010 was a notoriously difficult vintage, especially for old vine Zinfandel, but I had splashed out on a half case of geyserville anyway, so I was curious to see how it was doing.
Deep purple. No sediment yet. Blackberry, currant, spice, pepper, dust, and menthol on the nose. The palate is pretty tough, with a lot of tannins. Needs time but has potential. I'll probably wait until Spring 2015 to open the next bottle. Grade: B+ (tentative with potential to rise)