2008 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel: Tight, young, fruity.

may 10, 2010: we paired this with grilled steaks with garlic salt and chicago-style seasoning, carrots, asparagus and red creamer potatoes. this napa, calif., was young, spinning yarns of alcohol off its cool, cool head. so we decanted: 20 minutes and the steak was mostly gone. then the orin came out, all fruity and strongly proportioned. this was a 15.5 percent alcohol speciman, so it's a serious one. good thing this evening was filled with laughs. purchased from winetree, blessed with dennis' "oh yeah, it's good" recommendation.

greg likes this zinfandel, but he said it's best to buy a bottle and sit on it for a while. so we'll buy two and take it to alan's for a basement treatment that will last a couple years or three. sounds good. this wine could stand to mature while we do the same. two years and counting, starting tomorrow :)

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