I'm ashamed to admit that I'm not sure how TWC ended up with a single bottle of the Findleton Reserve Zin with a strip of masking tape on the crown of the bottle proclaiming it was the 2002 Reserve (in Bic ballpoint blue).
TWC opened this sleeper with no expectations and the thought that in the worst case, we'll just dump it out. It turned out to be a delight, loaded with black fruit (plums, black cherry, currants, & a hint of raspberry) together with that characteristic spicy, peppery finish that many of us enjoy with a good Zin.
You, Gentle Reader, will never find this wine anywhere so you'll just have to take my word for it.
It was gone much too soon and I almost wish we'd cellared it for a few years. But that's the delight of wine, the unexpected surprises that is.
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