Day of skiing, followed by red wine and pizza. We cracked Meridian Vineyards 1999 Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel this evening. I’m heartbroken. I had only one bottle. This wine is everything that you can love about zinfandel. From the outset, a huge, fruity, brambly nose. On the tongue, raspberry, cranberry, pepper and spice. Slight woodiness from the oak, but mostly jam with nutmeg and cinnamon. Long finish, few tannins. I picked this up at the LCBO’s Vintages store for a paltry $19.95. What a steal.