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Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel Red Hills Lake County 2006

External Review by CityWineCellar.com:

Tasting Notes:Our 2006 Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel opens with a lavish nose of toasted black plum, sweet black cherry and wild blackberry fruit, with cracked black pepper, black licorice and briary spice tones completing the varietal portrait. On the dense, full-bodied palate, the wines potent black fruit flavors are impressively deep and concentrated, while the finish showcases the zesty black pepper spiciness unique to Zinfandel. While this youthfully intense Zin is delicious now with hearty foods like grilled pepper steak, barbecued ribs and spicy, red-sauced pastas, its classic structure and deep reserves of fruit ensure it will age beautifully for another 5-7 years.

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Cakebread Cellars:
Cakebread Cellars is located in the heart of the Napa Valley on Highway 29 between Oakville and Rutherford. Family owned and operated for 36 years, we pride ourselves on making full flavored, balanced and elegant wines.

External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel Red Hills Lake County

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
06/15/2010

Tasting Notes:Our 2006 Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel opens with a lavish nose of toasted black plum, sweet black cherry and wild blackberry fruit, with cracked black pepper, black licorice and briary spice tones completing the varietal portrait. On the dense, full-bodied palate, the wines potent black fruit flavors are impressively deep and concentrated, while the finish showcases the zesty black pepper spiciness unique to Zinfandel. While this youthfully intense Zin is delicious now with hearty foods like grilled pepper steak, barbecued ribs and spicy, red-sauced pastas, its classic structure and deep reserves of fruit ensure it will age beautifully for another 5-7 years.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Tasting Notes:Our 2006 Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel opens with a lavish nose of toasted black plum, sweet black cherry and wild blackberry fruit, with cracked black pepper, black licorice and bria


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Cakebread Cellars has each of our three Zinfandel clones at Snows Lake harvested and fermented separately. After a short, warm fermentation in stainless steel tanks to fully extract color, flavor and tannins, the wines remained on the skins for another two weeks to further enhance color and flavor extraction while softening tannins. After pressing the wines off the skins, we transferred the lots to French oak barrels, 37% new, where they aged before the final blend was assembled in May, 2007. The wine then aged another eight months in barrel before bottling in January, 2008.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

This Zinfandel from Cakebread is bursting with black fruit and peppery spice. On the nose, you'll get plum, blackberry, and cracked pepper. The palate is voluptuous and has enough structure for five years in the cellar. Drink this with pork barbeque.




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