Leonhardt Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel

The 2007 vintage received two stars, so we had high expectations for the 2008.  Thankfully, Leonhardt did not disappoint. The bouquet is redolent of dried fruit, namely plum and raspberry.  Nicely balanced, with lingering tannins, the palate offers hints of cocoa, licorice, and a healthy dose of fruit.  Although both vintages are great values for the price, if pressed, we’d recommend the 2008.