Extremely plummy with additional notes of spiced pumpkin pie and smoked meat on the nose. On the palate, plum and chocolate predominate. Firm tannins. Goes well with blue cheese.
This was a Vintage 2007. I bought it as part of belonging to a wine cub. It was a smooth wine, not as full bodied as some of the Zins I've tasted. It could be due to the fact that I didn't allow the wine to breathe properly.
Opened the 2005 Zin last night. The cork was troublingly dry. The contents was horrid. I don't like panning wines as I think they all have their place, but I was shocked and disappointed and am paying the price today. Sad to say this offering belongs in the "Easter egg dye" category. What were they thinking?
Two and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Calistoga Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley
Oaky, with smoky sandalwood, caramel and buttered toast flavors dominating the blackberries, mulberries, tobacco and peppery spices. The tannins are rich and acidity is fine.
The delicious, plump Zinfandel that show aromas of chocolate, blackberries and vibrant tannins. Drinks well alone but even better with any meats off the grill.
This deep, cherry-red Zinfandel exhibits aromas of raspberry and blackberry with undertones of black pepper. The juicy blackberry flavors combine with lush plum and supple tannins to finish in a bold, fruit-forward wine that is a classic example of the varietal. Zinfandels go well with "typical American" food such as pizza, burgers and BBQ.
This deep, cherry-red Zinfandel exhibits aromas of raspberry and blackberry with undertones of black pepper. The juicy blackberry flavors combine with lush plum and supple tannins to finish in a bold, fruit-forward wine that is a classic example of the varietal. Zinfandels go well with ldquo;typical Americanrdquo; food such as pizza, burgers and BBQ.
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