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Montelena Zinfandel Napa Valley Estate 2007Read more...
Blueberry and cherry nose. Nice balanced cranberry and chestnut flavors in the mouth. Raspberry finish, with a bit of a bitter chocolate core, nice. Read more
Tons of oak on the nose right out of the bottle, but dissipated nicely with decanting for about a half hour. It then smelled like the pork roast th... Read more
very light... smooth and well balanced. Read more
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Blueberry and cherry nose. Nice balanced cranberry and chestnut flavors in the mouth. Raspberry finish, with a bit of a bitter chocolate core, nice.
Tons of oak on the nose right out of the bottle, but dissipated nicely with decanting for about a half hour. It then smelled like the pork roast that my husband had been cooking; lesson learned, don't decant too close to the stove. Fairly full body, with moderate acid and tannins. Definite cranberry notes, but not excessively fruity; spice and earth predominate. A fairly good match for the pork roast, although almost a little too bold for "the other white meat."
very light... smooth and well balanced.
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Red-ruby. Blackberry, spices and Tellicherry pepper on the nose, plus a whiff of tarry reduction. Supple and broad, with modest density to its black fruit, licorice and spice flavors. Finishes with notes of chocolate and herbs. Juicy in the mouth but could use a bit more grip. Im not sure I would have guessed zinfandel. The medium ruby-hued 2007 Zinfandel Estate offers a fragrant briery nose revealing notions of pepper, earth, fruit cake and spice. This fully mature Zin is best drunk sooner rather than later given its good but uninspiring constitution. ** SOLD OUT **
The nose is loaded with aromas from tobacco and cedar-spice box to classic Zinfandel briar-berry and bright strawberry on top. Sweet vanilla notes lead into a smooth, ripe berry finish.
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