Continuing on with the Zinfandel theme, a friend of mine recommended I try this wine and I can’t complain…not only is it good but I simply love the name. Z 52….from Lodi California. This winery ONLY grows and produces Zinfandel and its a fairly small operation on California standards. This 2006 Zin was a little surprising at first with such pronounced spice but changed dramatically with time. Not your regular fruit forward Zin, this was full of spice, tobacco and notable tannin…but developed into a soft vanilla as it opened up. Dry and medium bodied, I’m cutting it short by having it alone because I could see this being a stand out at any meal.