Daily Archives: October 12, 2007

Blending Zin

Zin not only stands alone but is featured prominently in blends from budget to chic. Trentadue Sonoma County Old Patch Red 2005 Perceptibly sweet and slightly effervescent, 70% Zin, 20% Petite Sirah, 5.5% Carignane, 4.5% Syrah sourced from Alexander, Russian … Continue reading

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Sweet Wine from the Bay

Rosenblum Cellars San Francisco Bay Castanho Vineyard Zinfandel Port 2003 Viscous and full of vanilla.  Noticeable but appropriate sense of alcohol for a port style of wine. This vineyard hails from Contra Costa County and was aged in US and … Continue reading

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A Visit to Lodi

This flight features 2 wines from an area that has distinguished itself for its long-established vineyards and good values. Gnarly Head Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2005 Jammy liquer-like fruit and sweet vanilla in the nose. The wine is light-bodied, sweet … Continue reading

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Around the World With Zin

Wild Hog Vineyard Lake County Nova Vineyards Zinfandel 2003 Dried fruits, good acidity, some creaminess and a little warmth. Organically grown grapes. P&B in Cazadero 15.5% $24 at Traverso’s Wild Hog Groom Barossa Valley Bush Block Zinfandel 2006 Intense smells … Continue reading

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