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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top American Zinfandels’s Of 2010

 

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Dominari-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2007-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit, some spice, dark ruby in color.  Blackberries, blueberries, some vanilla, a good Zin, give it some time to decant, still young.  Toured in March this winery whose production and tasting facility is called Barrel Stop, really worth checking out if visiting Napa.               NR                CR-88            Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

D-Cubed Cellars-Howell Mountain-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2006-$19.99-A nose of dark spicy fruit, dark purple in color.  A full bodied Zin, black cherry, plum, blackberry, with some licorice and a spicy finish, an enjoyable wine.                 WS-87              CR-89                 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Michael and David Philips-7 Deadly Zins-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2007-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark amber in color.  A full bodied, fun drinking Zin, pepper, blackberry, spicy, a great value.                RP-90                CR-89                  Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.

Trentadue Winery-La Storia-Zinfandel-Alexander Valley Estate-California-2006-$17.98-A big rich nose of plum and spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied big rich Zin, plum, blackberry, spice and sage, a good value.    Third time I have tried in last couple months, a solid Zin.          RP-90                 WS-86               WE-84                 CR-90                Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Five Vintners-Zinfandel-Sonoma-Napa County-California-2007-$24.00-A nose of dark cherry fruit, dark amber in color.  A full bodied, smooth rich Zin.  Black cherry, red cherry and smoke from the toasty oak,  a enjoyable wine.                NR               CR-88                Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  

 

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Ravenswood Winery-Old Vine Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2006-$12.23-A classic Zinfandel nose of dark fruit and spice, dark amber in color.  Zesty, plum, dark cherries, spice, a good valued Zin.         WS-83          CR-88            Good with pasta, ribs, chicken.

Titus Vineyards-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-St. Helena-California-2007-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice,  dark ruby red in color.  A big but not over the top Zin, blackberry, plum, cherries and Asian spice,  a big tart on finish, should of decanted since I believe this wine with age well and was young to drink, will get better with age, a solid enjoyable Zinfandel, will try again in six months.            WE-90            CR-90               Good with pasta, ribs, chicken. 

Ravenswood-Zen Of Zin-Old Vine Zinfandel-California-2007-$10.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark purple in color.   A easy drinking Zin, black cherry, plum, some vanilla and toast, a very good QPR.                   NR                  CR-88                 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Hutchinson Wines Inc.-Amphora Wines-Zinfandel-Dray Creek Valley-California-2006-$26.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, medium ruby in color.  A smooth, medium bodied, not over the top Zin. Elegant, raspberry,  black cherry, spice, ready to drink now, at it’s best.                NR              CR-91           Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.

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