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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 8 
TypeRed
ProducerHaywood Estate (web)
VarietyZinfandel
Designationn/a
VineyardLos Chamizal
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Valley
UPC Code(s)081188461005

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2015 (based on 7 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 54 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wss on 6/1/2015 & rated 90 points: It was one of those 'how did I let this cellar so long moments' that turned out to be a remarkable surprise. Time has rounded this zin without costing taste. Jammy current and berry still there but with a mellow and smooth delivery. I need more surprises like this. (121 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 4/23/2015 & rated 90 points: Again, I opened this with trepidation but again there was no disappointment. A really solid Zin and still drinking well. (149 views)
 Tasted by tomherer on 4/3/2015 & rated 91 points: This is holding up damn well for going on a decade. There's a thin brick rim, but no age shows up on the palate. Strawberries and leather on the nose. More fresh strawberries, cherry, cloves, cinnamon, and licorice for flavors. Long, delicate finish -- rides out almost like pinot. Since following the drunken cyclist a while back, I've aged more zin. Glad for it tonight. (185 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 9/9/2014 & rated 90 points: Based upon some reviews, I thought this might be past it's date. Still great with food. Two bottles left for next year. We shall see. (672 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 5/20/2014 & rated 90 points: Open for 30 minutes. Followed my own advice and drank this in one sitting. We enjoyed it very much. Dark fruits with a touch of pepper at the end. Not a great Zin but a pretty good one. (888 views)
 Tasted by Gjpass on 3/20/2014: Past it time. Starting to oxidize. Drink them if you have them. (985 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 5/28/2013 & rated 90 points: Got caught short and had to PNP this one. Still cool from the cellar but what a gem. Perhaps our best one so far. (1871 views)
 Tasted by Raja on 5/3/2013 & rated 91 points: Had it with Ethiopian food at Zeni. (1883 views)
 Tasted by syrahz on 11/21/2012 & rated 91 points: So sorry it's the last bottle. (2216 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 11/5/2012 & rated 89 points: Allowed to sit for an hour; nice fruit with a touch of pepper. Inadvertently left half a glass open for several hours; pepper gone with a notably extracted taste. Still a good QPR. (2066 views)
 Tasted by vinodolphin on 8/27/2012 & rated 89 points: Wonderful fruit. A touch of heat but I think that will subside on day 2. (2145 views)
 Tasted by lumpkins on 3/4/2012 & rated 89 points: bramble berry and spice without being overly extracted or syrupy. (1560 views)
 Tasted by syrahz on 11/6/2011 & rated 91 points: A nice surprise for the price. Poured through a Nuance. Aromatic, fruity nose, lots of cherry and berry fruit, smooth finish. Delicious with our without food. If you'd told me this bottle cost $25 I wouldn't have been surprised. Great QPR. I wish I would have bought more on that deal...fourteen bucks and free shipping. (2812 views)
 Tasted by JRWehner on 7/22/2011 & rated 91 points: Decanting definitely did this wine wonders. Really enjoyed it. (2667 views)
 Tasted by patent_atty on 6/4/2011 & rated 89 points: smooth with lots of berries. Nice for the price. (3547 views)
 Tasted by tabrand on 3/9/2011 & rated 92 points: Big fruit nose, smooth finish, taste of a much more expensive wine. Would buy again, especially with Bevmo's 5 cent deal! (3358 views)
 Tasted by alister on 2/28/2011 & rated 91 points: Rather hot initially. Let it breath for around 1.5 hrs and now much more enjoyable. Hints of blackberry and oak. Nice! (3588 views)
 Tasted by biggwater on 2/27/2011 & rated 91 points: LET IT BREATH! Initially, offensive...but after an hour in the glass, it just starts to open...over night is best. Balanced, great balance of fruit and pepper (3411 views)
 Tasted by stlwine on 1/23/2011 & rated 91 points: Big and plummy with vanilla, pipe tobacco, and musk. A touch hot, and a little volatile, but clean. The fruit isn't cooked or stewed. Enjoyable. (3667 views)
 Tasted by woodwardcellar on 9/26/2010 & rated 91 points: Incredible. Bright cherry and a touch of secondary oak and spices. The last bottle of my set and it showed the best. Will be keeping my eye out for Haywood. (3946 views)
 Tasted by nycavri on 9/2/2010 & rated 85 points: Warm, woody nose. Smooth and spicy in the mouth with a black pepper finish. (3905 views)
 Tasted by woodwardcellar on 6/21/2010 & rated 90 points: Brought this to a BBQ and it really shined. Several people remarked that it was the best wine they'd had in a while. There is a little heat there, but it has all of the bold fruit flavors and rich, velvety mouth feel to balance that alcohol out. (4187 views)
 Tasted by oog on 1/24/2010 & rated 75 points: Same notes as last time. Pretty thin for a Zin. Onion and tomato. Very vegetal. Don't like this wine at all. (4432 views)
 Tasted by boatman72 on 1/9/2010: Very nice. I like (4496 views)
 Tasted by icrworldnu on 1/4/2010 & rated 92 points: Beautiful berry notes leading to wonderful jam and fruit. Not over powering, but not weak at all. The perfect blend of both types of essence. Enjoy aromas of spice, blackberry with wild berries and pepper flavors. (4529 views)
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By Linda Murphy
JancisRobinson.com (1/15/2009)
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