Hendry Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel 2014
Pretty ruby color. Soft, spicy aromas of cherry syrup, bay leaf, sweet tobacco and spice. Light to medium bodied, with fairly subdued tannins. Flavors of red fruit and jam, herbs, mint and baking chocolate. After a dark, burly and brooding 2013 vintage, Blocks 7&22 again takes a more familiar, softer, spicier form, one we affectionately call a "pinot-lovers zin." A whole chicken, roasted with plenty of rosemary, thyme, salt and garlic, would be a delicious pairing with this wine, as would pasta with sundried tomatoes, capers, anchovies and herbs-dishes high on flavor but moderate in fat.