J Dusi wines 20.05.18 @jdusiwines
Playful & flirty. Exciting. Feminine. Silky & velvety tannins. A play of blends .
That’s how I describe Janell Dusi's wines.
After a family heritage of grape growers since 1920, it was only in the mid 2000s did granddaughter Janell Dusi rise to break the family tradition to finally make their own wines.
Her family's specialty is Zinfandel, being the pioneers of introducing Zinfandel grapes to Paso Robles. .
My special mentions: .
2016 Zinfandel Old Vines (from 1945)
A really feminine take on old vine Zinfandel that does kill you with its usual weight & high alcohol
Nose has dusty blackfruit & pepper
Amazingly on the palate, its jamminess is not too heavy unlike traditional zins. Light amount of coffee. Nicely velvety tannins with toned down acidity to match
Why so elegant? Grapes were handpicked and footstomped by ladies? :=)
Escandalosa 2015 what a trickster wine, trickery between nose & palate
Zin, Mourvedre, Petit Sirah blend
Biodynamic aromas of mud, earth & dung. Getting over that roses, menthol & herbal medicine
A big surprise on the palate, bright acidity, total contrast to aromas. Fresh, juicy & fruity, cherries & blackberries. Again velvety tannins.
Narrator 2015, a playful stab of a rhone blend, but a GZM vs a GSM - #Grenache, #Mourvèdre, Zinfandel
Aroma opens up with dog food, developing quickly with time into a very flirty & playful wine! It gives you something, but not enough, leaving you yearning to know more. Restrained red fruit, some coffee & tertiary notes
Juicy, electric & bright palate - deep red cherries & silky tannins.
The Don 2015
A blend of #cabernetsauvignon , #Sangiovese, #PetiteSirah
Rosewater & licorice aromas, but amazing high frequency electrifying acidity, calming you down with its velvet tannins.
2015 Port Zinfandel
Unfiltered #zinfandel #vintageport
Rich jammy aromas. Cherries & plum , sweet strawberry jam , overwhelms you but in a nice way
Mouth is intense, rich and powerful, mouthwatering bright acidity, tannins. High tones. My first ever Zin port, interesting but wonder how it ages.
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