We start out w/ a quite cerebral visit from Phil Kurut, wherein we talk shop in regards to cigar reviewing. Then Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars stops by for a palate-cleansing bit of silly billiness. Finally, Mike comes in to talk about the past, present, and future of Kaplowitz Radio. ... Will EP200 be its last??? Before all that I read some Shakespeare. Closing out all that? Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz. Really big shoe. Important af.
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Big bouquet, bouncy. Rich. A heavyset fella, light on his feet. Cherries, plums, currant. POW. Sweetly. Crisply. It's all there on the sip, too. & then-some. First: Dense eyeballing, murky. Garnet rim. Buffed & buff. Thin legs lace but they are sinewy legion. Black cherry on the glug. Chocolate w/ java lilt. Vegetal tidings are quite crisp, almost minty.
Opens to a cassis addition, a blackening of currant. Juicier plums. Mint, definitely -- finds chocolate. Plush but not bogged down in its knap. Velvet-like tannin structure delineates, braces. Big acidity, easily. Seasoned oak, lively. Scrumptious. Excellent balance & complexity. Superb depth, nuance. Bold but not bullying. Gregarious but not bombarding in it. A quite special & character-driven bottle.
FINAL GRADE: A A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
CATEGORY: Red APPELLATION: Paso Robles VINTAGE: 2018
VARIETAL: Zinfandel WINERY: Eberle ALCOHOL: 15.1%
Berries | Anise | Oak
Noses to a fruit juicy Zin pop. Nice spiciness. Eyes a bit watery 'round rim. Laces the glass with legs normally reserved for propping up pianos. Tastes in accordance w/ schnoz. Blueberry under strawberry. Ripe but still firm. Black chokeberry jam as it lives & breaths.
Furtherly-so, root beer? Black-peppered anise. Interesting, but a tick watered-down in its depths. Does many a thing right, simply-so. Weak avant-garde side. Pushes envelope meekly so why at all? Oak structures flavors, in a sweetly toasted-lively manner. Tannins seem to not kick in to do their part in re body. Flat. Tired?
Not broad but also not un-broad. A wide focus, say? Unremarkable. Serviceable. A lovely wine alongside another thing to tend. Middle of the road complexity & nuance. Moderate finish, a tick of cocoa added to anise, berries. Has this feeling of always opening further but never quite fully. A self-stifled flare, lacking confidence in its own art.
FINAL GRADE: B A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
A zesty nose is up-front and ahead of any eyeballing. Black cherry, lively pepper-play. A trailing Metalic jab. On the sip, these go predominantly to the undertones. Although the cast-iron doth rise on the finish. Visually, a densely-dark thing which barely lightens at its rim. Laces quite barely at all. Primaries of tangy red plum, an Americano, further back chocolate liqueur, ever on the retreat.
Watery where it should have fullness, but rounded where corners might sit. Smooth, just not sating. Well-balanced but also a tick flat. The structure isn't weak, just not built very high. A cozy bungalow with a draft, say? Lack of body is an issue, particularly when a tinniness takes watery flight. Opens to a witch hazel muting of nose and palate. Fades; just...
FINAL GRADE: B- A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59