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Community Tasting Notes (138) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Deep red in color. 14.8% ABV. Red fruits, flower and briar on the nose. Full bodies with juicy acidity. Raspberry compote, boysenberry, cherry and white pepper on the palate. Refreshing Zinfandel with a mouth watering finish. As good as I have come to expect from the Estate Vineyard. Drink over the next year or two.

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  • Last bottle! Fragrant nose of raspberry coulis, cherry pie filling, plum and soy sauce. Dry on the palate, with refreshingly tart acidity - somewhat lighter in body than the nose might suggest, but packed with red fruit, most notably fresh raspberry - as concentrated as jam, but without any of the sweetness. No discernible oak. The length is long. Just wonderful. Drinking beautifully now.

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  • Trotted my final bottle of this one out for Turkey Day. These are ready to drink now. This was at peak, fruit very present, but all the edges are nicely buffed on the wine, very nice mouthfeel. Drink 'em up, once the fruit recedes there's not the acidity or structure remaining on this one all that dynamic.

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  • So much to like with this full flavored yet balanced and even elegant zin. Age has treated it well as the blue / red fruit, while full flavored, has mellowed a bit. Good juicy acidity. Pepper and spice adds complexity in the finish.

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  • Totally open for business from the moment the cork is pulled. Intense cherry pie filling and raspberry jam on the nose, not showing any sign of age. Slightly off-dry on the attack. Full-bodied but not at all overbearing, with balanced acidity and no discernible tannins. Unapologetically exuberant red fruit from beginning to end, but without ever seeming hot, flabby or overripe. Yes, there is some oak, but the wine has more than enough stuffing to keep it in check. The wine walks a fine line, but never comes close to crossing it. A very fine effort indeed.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

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