Eleven Eleven, Jewel Late Harvest Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, USA 2017
(at Seattle, Washington, 26 Oct 2023)
These grapes were picked at 34 brix, and the wine was made in 75% new American oak. The result is ripe and opulent. Made in a digestif style, this sweet late-harvest Zinfandel is rich, ripe and alluring – aromas of rum raisin cake, Christmas spice, evergreen tips and sugar plums. The palate is rich and robust yet shows a real balance. Flavours of ripe damson, candied ginger, chocolate cake and blackberry tart are marked by a sweetened spice and a finish that lingers.
Jewel Late Harvest Zinfandel