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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Zinfandel Blends Of 2010


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Orin Swift Cellars-The Prisoner-Red Blend-Napa Valley-California-2008-$34.99-A nose of dark spicy fruit, dark purple in color.    A big full bodied Zin blend, blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, licorice and pepper with a long finish.  I have tried the 2005, 06, 07 and now the 08 and they all have been consistently great, this is still very young to drink.                 RP-90                 WS-92                CR-91                Good with ribs, chicken, pasta. 

Orin Swift Cellars-The Prisoner-Red Blend-Napa Valley-California-2005-$34.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A smooth, full bodied delicious blend, red berries, blackberry,  with spicey mouth feel, long finish, a great bottle of wine and sadly my last of this vintage.              WS-93 (WS #17 on Top 100 2007)                  CR-95                 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Relativity Vineyards-Quantum Reserve-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Grenache-Charbono-California-2007-$17.98-A nose of dark fruit, dark black in color.  Black cherry, plum, blackberries, a full bodied big blend, a big chunky but very good, similar notes as same time.                 WS-81                  CR-88                  Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.

Orin Swift Cellars-The Prisoner-Red Wine-Napa Valley-California-2006-$32.99-A nose of plum and zesty spice, ruby/purple in color.  A bold wine that is a mix of six grapes, mostly Zinfandel, wild berries, plum and earthy spice.  I have had a couple vintages of this wine and they have been great.    WS-91 (Highly Recommended)             CR-90               Good with pasta, meats, deserts.

Robert Biale Vineyards-Zappa-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2003-$31.99-I have always wanted to try this vineyards wine since I am a Zin lover and found this bottle at my friendly neighborhood wine shop, I told owner if the wine is old I am bringing opened bottle backÔÇŽA nose of berries and spice, dark amber in color.  I was thrilled when I took my first sip, smooth, the 15.7% was totally integrated, berries, spice, some chocolate, a great bottle of wine.          NR            CR-92             Good with cheese, chicken, pasta.

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