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Artezin Zinfandel Mendocino County the Hess Collection 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby color. The fruit profile opens with fresh blackberries and blackcherry, followed by ripe raspberry jam. More subtle aromas of currants, licorice, black pepper and spice. Entry on the palate is a burst of berries, followed by spices and ripe fruit sweetness. The mid-palate is smooth and round with elegant tannins and a lush finish. This Dry Creek offering shows that Zinfandel can be sophisticated and elegant and gains complexity with pairing. As such, excellent food pairings include roasted duck, veal, and grilled salmon as well as pastas and subtle-flavored cheeses.

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The Hess Collection Vineyards:
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philoso... Read more
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy; “Nurture the land; return what you take.” Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. It since has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, and provides free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private Contemporary Art Museum. Read less

Member Reviews for Artezin Zinfandel Mendocino County the Hess Collection

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Snooth User: whiterabbit
148935271
4.00 5
11/08/2009

rocks!


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
3.00 5
04/17/2011

No acidity, very little tannin, not powerful. On the nose I get leather, cigar box, earthiness. However, if you are buying this wine, make sure you decant it for at least 3 hours. Otherwise, it would taste like regular juice, exactly as is!


Snooth User: Rehoboam131
7946417
3.00 5
07/18/2008

Great medium-bodied zin, more juicy than spicy. Quite nuanced for the price. Very good standby zin.


Snooth User: deepeteo
54363615
4.00 5
09/05/2010

Very nice, picked up at local Total Wine and More for $14.99.


Snooth User: kg4958
3407099
4.00 5
01/09/2010

If you appreciate the palates that begin with black cherry and plum flowed effortlessly into zesty spices such as clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and allspice you will truly love this Zin. If you are like me and "the nose means everything"...open it up with your Vinturi or allow sufficient time to decant...and OMG inhale with every sip you take! - It's wonderful! For the price...what a delight! The only reason it didn't give it a 5, from PRICE to "OMG I like this" considered - I'm really a full bodied Merlot, Shiraz, Melbac, Munoz lover and as one could expect...this Zin is a tad too sweet for me. But WOW for the price and what I personally like...not bad..not bad at all! WOW.


External Reviews for Artezin Zinfandel Mendocino County the Hess Collection

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
04/13/2011

WS 90pts - According to the Wine Spectator - A real spice bomb, loaded with black cherry and caramel notes and jammy, appealingly complex huckleberry, toasty licorice and loamy sage flavors. Drink now through 2014. 2,750 cases made.


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/13/2009

Garnet red in color, this Zinfandel expresses the forward red fruit profile of raspberry and boysenberry followed by nuances of black pepper, and allspice. Flavors that begin with black cherry and plum flow effortlessly into zesty spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. The palate is racy and plush with richness and full body. The tannins are round and seamless, yet provide solid structure. Created for immediate enjoyment, this handcrafted wine emanates classic varietal expression.91% Old Vine Zinfandel9% Petite Sirah


External Review
04/30/2010

Artezin Dry Creek Zinfandel 2006 and all other premium wine from Artezin available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby color. The fruit profile opens with fresh blackberries and blackcherry, followed by ripe raspberry jam. More subtle aromas of currants, licorice, black pepper and spice. Entry on the palate is a burst of berries, followed by spices and ripe fruit sweetness. The mid-palate is smooth and round with elegant tannins and a lush finish. This Dry Creek offering shows that Zinfandel can be sophisticated and elegant and gains complexity with pairing. As such, excellent food pairings include roasted duck, veal, and grilled salmon as well as pastas and subtle-flavored cheeses.

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