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Barefoot Cellars Zinfandel California 2004

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Winemaker Notes Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel grapes were hand picked and transferred into French & American oak barrels following fermentation. Enjoy the berry jam and mocha aromas. Vanilla and sweet cherry will delight your palate. Savor the lingering, spicy finish. Specific Details: The grapes for this 2004 Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel were grown in Sonoma County's prestigious Dry Creek Valley. High concentrations of gravel in the soil within this appellation create the perfect drainage to allow Zinfandel characteristics to flourish. Vintage Medals & Accolades: 2001 Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Zinfandel DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL...7TH Annual California Zinfandel Championship, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg, CA Previous Vintage Medals & Accolades GOLD MEDAL...American Wine Society, Lower Burrell, PA GOLD MEDAL...Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County, California GOLD...InterVin International Wine Competition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada "One of the elite wines of the world!" GOLD...2001, New World International Wine Competition, (label competition), Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA 85 Points! Good Wine...Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2001 4 STARS! "A GREAT ZIN!"...Vines Magazine, March-April 2002 Food and Wine Pairing: Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel is perfect with full-flavored cheeses such as Romano and Brie, wild rice and black beans, beef and lamb chops, chicken dishes, pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, grilled salmon and eggplant.

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Barefoot Cellars:
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less

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Snooth User: Cholm725
4061732
3.50 5
01/06/2008

This is not the best Red Zinfandel out there, but it is an amazing wine for the price ($5-6). I tend to drink this a lot because I love this type of wine but don't want to break into my nicer wines. I always have 2-3 bottles of this around because it is a very reliable, tasty, and easy wine to drink. So far, I haven't experienced much variation between years either. They're always good. That is not the same as "Two Buck Chuck" which seems to vary far more between harvests. Definitely a good 'starter' wine for people interested in getting used to different types of wine and finding what they like.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.50 5
02/12/2009

I'm shocked that I liked this one as much as I did! The price was great! It had a nice sweet fruit on the nose and the beginning taste of cherry and slight strawberry on the tongue with slight spice. Very drinkable!


Snooth User: doublefantasy
1435422259
0.50 5
12/22/2013

Disgusting, reminded me of cough syrup. It got poured down the drain.


Snooth User: ws6driver
374118137
3.00 5
02/22/2010

this wine was ok. left a fruity aftertaste in my mouth. i would say without factoring in the price it would be a 2.0 wine but because it's so cheap i would say it's a 3.


Snooth User: Tamar1973
9476777
4.00 5
10/03/2010

I had a blind Zinfandel tasting with 11 of my favorite people a few days ago and this wine ranked #1 even though one of the guys nick-named it "girly wine."


Snooth User: danbrown
7632374
1.00 5
02/08/2011

I just bought about a 750ml bottle of Barefoot white zin. It has the "Gold Medal 2009 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition" sticker on the front. All I can say is the judges must have had a few bottle of some other strong wine before tasting this one. Yuck, tastes like cheap burgundy, leaves my stomach bloated, almost feels like I am having an allergic reaction to it. The rest is going down the drain, 1/2 bottle, say la vie, never buy their wine again.


Snooth User: Ouguiya
109788181
3.00 5
12/25/2008

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Zinfandel California

External Review
11/26/2009

Full-bodied with rich notes of ruby red fruit such as ripe cherries and wild raspberries our Lodi Zinfandel will never be called a wallflower. It stands out in a crowd. Well-balanced and smooth, it delivers a deep, fruit-filled aroma and a subtly spicy and long-lasting finish.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/15/2012

Barefoot Zinfandel kicks off with ruby red fruit flavors, like cherries and raspberries, then things get interesting with a hint of spice and a lasting finish.



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Winemaker Notes Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel grapes were hand picked and transferred into French & American oak barrels following fermentation. Enjoy the berry jam and mocha aromas. Vanilla and sweet cherry will delight your palate. Savor the lingering, spicy finish. Specific Details: The grapes for this 2004 Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel were grown in Sonoma County's prestigious Dry Creek Valley. High concentrations of gravel in the soil within this appellation create the perfect drainage to allow Zinfandel characteristics to flourish. Vintage Medals & Accolades: 2001 Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Zinfandel DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL...7TH Annual California Zinfandel Championship, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg, CA Previous Vintage Medals & Accolades GOLD MEDAL...American Wine Society, Lower Burrell, PA GOLD MEDAL...Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County, California GOLD...InterVin International Wine Competition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada "One of the elite wines of the world!" GOLD...2001, New World International Wine Competition, (label competition), Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA 85 Points! Good Wine...Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2001 4 STARS! "A GREAT ZIN!"...Vines Magazine, March-April 2002 Food and Wine Pairing: Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel is perfect with full-flavored cheeses such as Romano and Brie, wild rice and black beans, beef and lamb chops, chicken dishes, pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, grilled salmon and eggplant.

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