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Chatom Vineyards Cuvee Zinfandel. Petite Sirah. Merlot. Syrah. Malbec Sierra Foothills Calaveras County 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose here is all melted licorice and tar, with sweet baked plum pie and hints of sage, mint and vanilla bean. This starts off attractively enough, with bright acidity and a well-balanced, medium-bodied feel. Soon, the dry and rough tannins stick out, followed by a little alcoholic burn on the palate. There is nice blackberry and blackcurrant fruit that takes an a bit of a candied edge, but the tannins take over on the back end, yielding to the alcohol on the finish. There's something attractive about this wine nonetheless. It's a gutsy wine for a bronto burger and fun to taste, but it's a bit rough going. 84pts

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Our vineyard is nestled in the breathtaking Esmeralda Valley of Calaveras County, in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.

Editorial Reviews for Chatom Vineyards Cuvee Zinfandel. Petite Sirah. Merlot. Syrah. Malbec Sierra Foothills Calaveras County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,615
3.00 5
10/09/2012

The nose here is all melted licorice and tar, with sweet baked plum pie and hints of sage, mint and vanilla bean. This starts off attractively enough, with bright acidity and a well-balanced, medium-bodied feel. Soon, the dry and rough tannins stick out, followed by a little alcoholic burn on the palate. There is nice blackberry and blackcurrant fruit that takes an a bit of a candied edge, but the tannins take over on the back end, yielding to the alcohol on the finish. There's something attractive about this wine nonetheless. It's a gutsy wine for a bronto burger and fun to taste, but it's a bit rough going. 84pts


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Snooth User: jfoland
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09/21/2011

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