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Cedarville Vineyard Zinfandel El Dorado Estate Bottled 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Jammy strawberries, smoke, herbs, graphite and leather greet the somewhat hot nose. There's a light peppery top note here as well as some seriously woody tones. Smooth on entry with a light feel to the fruit and noticeable wood tannins across the palate. This is nicely energetic in the mouth but fairly dominated by wood at the moment, and I'm not sure the fruit is up to the task of outlasting that wood. The finish is dry and austere with nice fruit under the woody blanket. 83pts

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Cedarville Vineyard:
The incredible combination of quality vineyard potential, Gold Rush-era history, a thriving community of small wineries, and abundant natural beauty convinced us to settle here in Fair Play. We have been frequent visitors to the Sierra Foothills since our college days. Based upon the success of other Foothill wineries and the attractiveness of the Fair Play area, in 1993 we decided to take a c... Read more
The incredible combination of quality vineyard potential, Gold Rush-era history, a thriving community of small wineries, and abundant natural beauty convinced us to settle here in Fair Play. We have been frequent visitors to the Sierra Foothills since our college days. Based upon the success of other Foothill wineries and the attractiveness of the Fair Play area, in 1993 we decided to take a closer look to find a property to develop into our vineyard. After several years of searching, we found the perfectly situated 20 acre property located 1/2 mile up a dirt road from Fair Play Road, which would become Cedarville Vineyard. The panoramic views from the top of our vineyard spread from Mount St. Helena to the west to Pyramid Peak in the Crystal Range of the Sierra Nevada to the east. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cedarville Vineyard Zinfandel El Dorado Estate Bottled

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,793
2.00 5
01/28/2011

Jammy strawberries, smoke, herbs, graphite and leather greet the somewhat hot nose. There's a light peppery top note here as well as some seriously woody tones. Smooth on entry with a light feel to the fruit and noticeable wood tannins across the palate. This is nicely energetic in the mouth but fairly dominated by wood at the moment, and I'm not sure the fruit is up to the task of outlasting that wood. The finish is dry and austere with nice fruit under the woody blanket. 83pts


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Snooth User: melloashello
106886222
2.00 5
04/28/2012

Not nearly as jammy and fruit forward as I expected it to be. Pretty disappointed.


Snooth User: logv33
12219224
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Four glasses




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