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Caparone Zinfandel Paso Robles 2005

Member Review by EMark:

You can spot the "Unfined and Unfiltered" in the glass without having to read the label. The wine has a murkiness about it, although, if you can get over that, it is a terrific purpley color. On the nose it is "sour." Very nice on the palate. Medium-bodied. Lots of fruit flavors--blackberry, plum/prune--without overriding "sweetness." Some tannin drying around the tongue. Some earthiness mid-palate. I always have a tough time matching wine with Thanksgiving dinner, but this one would be great. Too bad T'giving is over 7 months away. US$14.00 at the winery in Paso Robles last December.

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Caparone Winery:
Caparone Winery has specialized in rich, complex red wines, made using traditional minimalist techniques and sold at fair prices. Located northwest of Paso Robles, California, we are one of the oldest small, artisan wineries in the region. We strive to make interesting red wines with good varietal character, intensity and longevity – wines that complement fine food. We’ve been particularly int... Read more
Caparone Winery has specialized in rich, complex red wines, made using traditional minimalist techniques and sold at fair prices. Located northwest of Paso Robles, California, we are one of the oldest small, artisan wineries in the region. We strive to make interesting red wines with good varietal character, intensity and longevity – wines that complement fine food. We’ve been particularly interested in the three great Italian red varietals: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Aglianico. Through the years, we have been dedicated to only the finest techniques of vinification and viticulture, and to giving excellent value to our customers. We invite you to learn more about us in these pages. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,225
3.50 5
04/09/2013

You can spot the "Unfined and Unfiltered" in the glass without having to read the label. The wine has a murkiness about it, although, if you can get over that, it is a terrific purpley color. On the nose it is "sour." Very nice on the palate. Medium-bodied. Lots of fruit flavors--blackberry, plum/prune--without overriding "sweetness." Some tannin drying around the tongue. Some earthiness mid-palate. I always have a tough time matching wine with Thanksgiving dinner, but this one would be great. Too bad T'giving is over 7 months away. US$14.00 at the winery in Paso Robles last December.


Snooth User: edink
27870377
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/16/2008

No numbered rating because this wine is meant to age. It's unfined and unfiltered which makes it cloudy and raw tasting. It's tart, tannic and easily misunderstood. Don't buy it if you're looking for a simple easy drinking wine. I wasn't in a position to buy more than one mixed case of Caparone wines including three each of their zinfandel, sangiovese, aglianico and cabernet sauvignon. I've drunk one of each and hope I have the will power to save the rest for a long time. It smells like zinfandel times three. It tastes like sweat and varnish laced candy. It's really very interesting and deserving of further investigation and aging.



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Alcohol: 13.3%

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