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Boitano Zinfandel Shenandoah Valley 2003

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Long associated with sustainable agricuture, Shenandoah has been producing organic wines since 1989. Their 2001 Reserve Zin contains 7% Sangiovese and offers up loads of mocha-infused, dark-fruit flavors. It is full-bodied and full-bore, with soft tannins and a round, ripe mouthfeel. Great Holiday Zin.

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Boitano Family Wines:
Boitano Family Wines is operated by four generations of family. Our mission is to provide elegant affordable wine from quality grapes grown in the Sierra foothills. The Boitano family started growing Sangiovese grapes in their Mokelumne Hill vineyard in 1999. The six generation mother lode family comes together annually to prune in early spring and harvest in fall. You can meet many of us ... Read more
Boitano Family Wines is operated by four generations of family. Our mission is to provide elegant affordable wine from quality grapes grown in the Sierra foothills. The Boitano family started growing Sangiovese grapes in their Mokelumne Hill vineyard in 1999. The six generation mother lode family comes together annually to prune in early spring and harvest in fall. You can meet many of us by visiting our tasting room in Lockeford every Saturday & Sunday and most holidays. We pride ourselves in the quality and unique flavors of our sensational wines; Zinfandel, Barbera, Super Tuscan Blend, Sangiovese just to name a few. Only at Boitano Family Wines can you taste Santano Sangiovese (the people’s choose) grown in our Mokelumne Hill vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Boitano Zinfandel Shenandoah Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Long associated with sustainable agricuture, Shenandoah has been producing organic wines since 1989. Their 2001 Reserve Zin contains 7% Sangiovese and offers up loads of mocha-infused, dark-fruit flavors. It is full-bodied and full-bore, with soft tannins and a round, ripe mouthfeel. Great Holiday Zin.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From Sobon Estate, and certainly richer and meatier than the regular Sobon Zins, yet marked by similar characteristics. It's hot in alcohol, overripe in raisiny flavors, and thick and heavy in the mouth, although it's nicely dry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Just what you want a great mountain Zin to be. Marvelously rich and ripe in berry, cherry, chocolate, coffee and spicy flavors, a wine that just blows you away with fruit, but balanced and even elegant. Fully dry despite the size. Perfect with grilled meat or poultry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Showcases the powerful ripeness of Sierra mountain Zins in the massive blackberry pie, cherry tart and Kahlanduacute;a flavors that are wrapped in thick, finely ground tannins. This is a beautiful Zin that would score higher except for some excessive sweetness, despite 15.2% of alcohol.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From one of Shenandoah's oldest and shyest-bearing vineyards. Beautiful aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and mulberry highlight the wine. The flavor of ripe plum, berry and chocolate bring out the true old vine character of this fine wine. Serve with ribs, lamb or duck confit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromas of blackberry, cocoa and mulberry highlight ripe flavors that bring out true old vine character.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This lovely wine is a rich example of the Amador Zinfandel style. The aromas are reminiscent of ripe blackberries, cherries, and cocoa. The wine is full-bodied and only moderately tannic. The wine is a perfect match for roasts, steak and rich sauces, and will complement aged, full flavored cheeses.


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