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Peter Zimmerman

USA, Petite Sirah, Crystal Basin Cellars, El Dorado Reserve, California, 2010

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N/ Potent, delightful, ripe fig aromas. Black fruits and dried plums. Brisk acid wafts. Wet leather. Moss on a old log. Crisp canvas. Fresh gunpowder and white pepper round her out. Nice and complex. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. A reduction of black fruit and red berries. A dusty cranberry pucker completes the fruit show. Pen ink. Chalk […]

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USA, Mourvedre, Crystal Basin Cellars, El Dorado Reserve, California, 2010

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N/ Sweet, steeped plum skins, deep leather and cigar box / maduro tobacco notes. Aged forest floor, cold cuts, wild herbs, dusty rich earth, and an unique hint of coconut. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. She fronts with an unexpected, but mouthwatering, acid pop that seams into currant, plum skins, blueberries, and a few tart cran/apple flavors. […]

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USA, Mourvedre, Crystal Basin Cellars, El Dorado, Reserve, El Dorado County, California, 2008

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N/ Massively spicy, about as big as as it gets. Deep gamey notes. Seriously spiced cigar box. Stash of candies wrapped in a dry gunnysack. Leather and earth. LOVE this nose. T/ Full mouthfeel. Spicy, spicy, spicy! Huge tannins and meat, but so soft at the same time. Light oiliness, that serves to coat ones […]

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