Tasting Notes for ElizabethClearihue

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I have so much to say about this wine!

Appearance is Clear, deep, ruby into a narrow garnet rim and check out those legs!!
The nose is Clean, pronounced intensity developing aromas of cassis, ripe blackberries, sweet vanilla, cedar, leather, game,wet leaves, forest, savoury notes, this wine is still developing!
Palate is Dry, high acidity, high tannin, high alcohol, full bodied and pronounced flavours that match up with the nose, ripe black fruit and a whole whack of tertiary flavours, very well balanced, long finish.
can drink now, but definitely has the potential for further ageing
premium price category.
This wine continued to evolve in the glass throughout the night and really just kept giving. It was chosen as #1 in a blind tasting(of 6 people) up against 6 other C.S and 2 within the same price range. 1 with more age.

There is something to be said for drinking a wine within the correct time frame. I see some tasting notes giving this less than the score it should be receiving as it does show the varietal perfectly. As well as meeting all criteria for an 'outstanding': Balance, Intensity, Length, Complexity, Expressiveness. Either it's corked and some people can't pick that up or it's being consumed way too young.
3/17/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
87 points
Clear, pale, lemon.
Clean, med+ intensity aromas of tropical fruits-banana, lychee, melon, passion fruit. Floral, slight citrus-lemon.
Dry, med+ acidity, med body, med+ flavours of tropical fruits, floral, citrus, med+ finish.

Nice, crisp. Great summer white for the cost
Clear, deep, purple, narrow ruby rim.
Clean, med intensity aromas of black fruit- blackberries, black cherries, black pepper, sweet vanilla, toasty spice.
Dry, high acid, med tannin, med body, flavours of black fruit, pepper, spice, med finish.
Clear, pale, ruby. Narrow Garnet rim.
Clean, med intensity aromas of red fruits- strawberries, raspberries, vegetal, mushroom.
Dry, med+ acid, low tannin, med- body, flavours of red fruit, mushroom.
Clear, medium ruby into narrow watery meniscus.
Clean, medium intensity aromas of black fruits-blackberries, blueberries, black cherry, light violets.
Dry, medium acidity, med- tannin, full body, flavours of blackberries and blueberries. Med finish

youthful, chalky.
Clear, pale, lemon.
Clean, pronounced aromas of citrus fruit-grapefruit, crisp green apple, stone fruit, grass, spicy jalapeno.
Dry, high acidity, med+ flavours of citrus, green apple, grass, med- body, medium finish.
2/24/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
86 points
Clear, deep, ruby.
Clean, med+ intensity aromas of black fruits-cassis, blackberry. Leather, tobacco, spice, oak, heavy green bell pepper.
Dry, high acidity, high tannin, med+ flavours of black fruit, green pepper, spice, full body, med+ length
2/12/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
85 points
Clear, pale, ruby.
Clean, light aromas of red cherries, strawberries, vanilla, herbal.
Dry, medium acid, light tannin, light body, light flavours of red fruit and sweet vanilla.
Good. Not very complex.
2/11/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
85 points
Clear, medium, Ruby.
Clean, med+ aromas of black fruit, blackberries, plums, liquorice, vanilla, earthy.
Dry, high acidity, med tannin, full body, med flavours of black fruit and liquorice, sweet spice.
med+ finish

good value
Clear, deep, ruby.
Clean, pronounced aromas of ripe, black fruit-blackberries, plums, blueberries, sweet vanilla, herbal, green bell pepper.
Dry, high acidity, high tannin, full body, flavours of ripe black fruit and berries, sweet vanilla.
Medium finish
2009 Nk'mip Cellars Meritage Qwam Qwmt Okanagan Valley VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Clear, deep, ruby.
Clean, pronounced aromas of toasty vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, ripe black fruit- cassis, blueberry, blackberries.
Dry, high acidity, high tannin, full body, flavours of ripe black berries, vanilla, chocolate, mint, long finish.
1/31/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
95 points
Clear, pale, ruby with light garnet rim.
Clean, medium + aromas of red ripe strawberries, cherries, earthy, vegetal, mushroom.
Dry, high acidity, light tannin, light + body, flavours of strawberries, cherry, mushroom, vegetal, maybe light light cocoa… long finish.

very nice.
1/27/2014 - ElizabethClearihue Likes this wine:
84 points
Clear, Medium, Ruby
Clean, Medium Intensity aromas of red, ripe berries, raspberries, pepper, liquorice
Dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ tannin, medium intensity flavours of berries, spice, some heat. Med+ body, Medium+ finish

Overall I give this a 'Good'
A bit light overall for a Zinfandel, especially for a 2009.
Good price point at $25
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