2009 Black Zeppelin by Red Zeppelin Winery, Monterrey, CA, $23 (S) — Rating 90
Black Zeppelin is a “big boy” wine. Lots of Petite Sirah black jammy fruit, tannins and oak create a complex structure. A bit less black pepper than others I enjoy but still a good spicy flavor. As of January 2011, The 2009 Black Zeppelin was still a very young wine and it needs some time to fully develop. Be sure to let it decant for up to a hour.