Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Review: Three California Zinfandels

US, CA, Paso Robles, Peachy Canyon Winery, Incredible Red, 2010
++ / Fruity / Berry, Earth / Cherry , White Pepper / Medium Bodied

Very drinkable, and this Zinfandel would retail just over $10 in most stores.

US, CA, Sonoma Valley, Cline Cellars, Live Oak Zinfandel, 2010
++ / Spicy / Berry, Earth / White pepper, Eucalyptus, Fruit / Medium Bodied

US, CA, Lake County, Chacewater Wine, Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel, 2010
++ / Earthy / Berry / Cherry / Medium Bodied
Tannins from the barrels leave most zinfandel tart; here, the tannins were “smooth”, meaning, the tartness didn’t burn going down.

Notice how three zinfandel from three California AOC regions can be so different, also notice where they have similarities.

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