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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 6 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2010 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerOpolo (web)
VarietyZinfandel
DesignationSummit Creek
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationPaso Robles
OptionsOnly show variety
UPC Code(s)803070012016

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2013 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 60 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 3/13/2015 & rated 90 points: Still delicious! (198 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 2/21/2015 & rated 90 points: Still great! (212 views)
 Tasted by CameronSumpter on 11/15/2014 flawed bottle: Still potable, this bottle showed signs of oxidisation. If improper storage occurred, it was in the supply chain, as I opened this within a few weeks of purchase. I've noticed similar premature aging with other offerings from Opolo in previous years and would advise against holding on to any of their bottles for too long. (484 views)
 Tasted by CameronSumpter on 11/1/2014 & rated 91 points: Very bold with forward spice, noticeable berries, and faint currant. It's not overly impressive compared to Opolo's other offerings, but a leap beyond wines of general availability. (519 views)
 Tasted by Templet on 12/21/2013 & rated 89 points: Delicious, sweet wild berry jam with some pepper. (1251 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 10/31/2013 flawed bottle: Something was amiss. It was subtle, but having consumed this wine many times before I could pick it out right from the start. The wine lacked freshness, and had some gamey aromas. (1180 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 8/23/2013 & rated 85 points: Big, v overweight, knows it, is happy with it. All fruit, but avoids being jammy. A fine companion to grilled meat with a sweet/spicy sauce - you probably couldn't overwhelm this wine with triple chocolate cake. (1423 views)
 Tasted by Earthinator on 8/11/2013 & rated 80 points: If you like a wine that is so fruit forward that you feel like you have black cherry pulp stuck to your teeth than this is the wine for you. If you like no acidity and next to nothing in spice this is the wine for you. Its a hot alcohol jammy bomb that doesn't do anything for me. It has a very singular taste profile and at about half a glass in it never evolves. I don't understand why people like such plain wine, nor how this wine got such good ratings. The balance is awful. I gave this an 80 because the Justin Winery Cabernet was nearly the same way and there must be people who like this style. I just don't get it at all. (1148 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 7/6/2013 & rated 89 points: Big wild berries in both the nose an palate, smooth med. Finish. Did not detect the sweetness others decribed, certainly ripe, but that's how I like my zins. At 15.5 abv. How much RS could there be! (1285 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 5/29/2013 & rated 90 points: 90+. Just a great Zin. (815 views)
 Tasted by Eigerdog on 5/17/2013 & rated 91 points: Very nice Zin. Big and fruity but not over the top. Smooth and balanced acidity. Long finish. Two bottles with friends went well with chicken Marsala done in the Big Green Egg. (836 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 5/12/2013 & rated 90 points: This wine continues to impress. (761 views)
 Tasted by Peanut2013 on 4/21/2013: Dried fruit, maybe fig aroma
A bit of floral notes
Vanilla
Metallic (700 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 3/9/2013 & rated 90 points: Just a great Zin for the money. (681 views)
 Tasted by TheAberros on 3/2/2013 & rated 78 points: A bit too sweet. (667 views)
 Tasted by smokeshowing on 2/23/2013: Just not my cup of tea, or wine, for that matter. Overly sweet and cloying. No detectable structure makes this virtually undrinkable for me. I'm sure there's a market for this kind of juice, but it's definitely not a repeat purchase for us. (831 views)
 Tasted by signotim on 2/21/2013 & rated 72 points: Extremely sweet and overripe. Difficult to drink... (658 views)
 Tasted by Central Coast Wino on 1/21/2013 & rated 90 points: Excellent full-bodied, full flavored Zin with very good balance. Outstanding value for a high quality Zin. (635 views)
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Opolo

Producer website

Zinfandel

ZAP: Zinfandel Advocates & Producers | Varietal character (Appellation America) | Wikipedia-Zinfandel

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast

Central Coast Wine Growers Association

ABOVE WEBSITE NO LONGER EXISTS - Following websites may provide info. for CA Central Coast wineries and organizations (valid as of March 2015):

http://www.ccwinegrowers.org/links.html
http://www.discovercaliforniawines.com/regional-wine-organizations/
http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/list-of-winegrowers-association-in-central-coast-california-274.ht

Paso Robles

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

Set apart by unique climate and geography, Paso Robles Wine Country provides prime growing conditions for more than 40 varietals planted over 26,000 acres of vineyards. More than 170 wineries craft this fruit into premium wines, gaining recognition around the world. The fruit, the wines and the distinct environment have quickly made Paso Robles California's third largest and fastest growing wine region.

 
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