Had the 2005 Zinfandel Russian River Valley Giuseppe & Luisa on our cruise and man is this a workhorse of a wine. Not for the faint of heart. BTW the alc is 16.9% but there is so much fruit it is not too hot.
This just coats the mouth with blackberry, smoky oak, and cinammon flavors with a finish I have never seen in a zin. It lasted for 45+ seconds. It is very ripe, but not too flabby. Wish I could get more of this. If anyone wants to sell me some, email me at justinhome at msn dot com. 94pts. Bravo.