I didn't think I would ever find a zinfandel I liked ever again but it's true.
The Grgich Hills 2002 Zinfandel is actually quite good. It reminded me of the zinfandel of my youth and that is a fine thing.
It was full of nice bramble berries and had a slightly inky smell (if there are foundtain pen users out there, you know what I mean). The wine had a rusticity which I believe should stay in wines made from this grape. The acidity was commendable, making it a food worthy drink. And at 14.1 alcohol it really didn't seem heavy. Grgich Hills is rapidly moving to 100% biodynamic and will be the largest biodynamic winery in the states when they are through. As much as I like this wine, there was a minerality that just wasn't there. It all leads me lean towards thinking California just doesn't have terroir.