Red

1998 Saddleback Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • sgtam wrote:

    July 17, 2008 - I should have drunk this wine 3-5 years ago. This bottle (and the one before) has lost much of the original fruit flavor, 10 years is a long time for a Zin.

  • Anonymous wrote: 87 points

    February 4, 2001 - Dark red/purple color. Lots of sweet raspberry fruit and a lot of sweet, spicy, milky oak. Nice, enjoyable wine, if a bit simple. The fruit did not seem as fresh as in previous versions of this wine (a bit overripe, stewed?)... but not to the point of detracting. A bit less oak would have been nice.

  • Anonymous wrote: 89 points

    November 19, 2000 - Good dark red color. Fragrant berries, oak, spice and tar. Very ripe, almost overripe. Hints of raisins. Perhaps too much oak? Very nice.

  • Anonymous wrote: 89 points

    October 1, 2000 - Good dark color. Fragrant, primary nose of dark berries. Good initial impact, but a bit missing in the middle? I suspect the tannins are clamping down on the palate. Give this time.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saddleback Cellars
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Old Vines
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 6 (35%)
  • Consumed 11 (65%)

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