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Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel Calaveras County 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit meaty on the nose, with a heavy, earthy, dense plummy aroma backed up with leather and wood spice tones. This is notably crisp and transparent on entry, in contrast with what one might expect from the nose. There are fairly imposing tannins here that dominate the fruit today. The fruit is fresh with plummy and backed berry notes laid over gentle herb and spice elements. The finish is earthy, spicy and fairly long, ending on a drying, tannic note. 86pts

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

Editorial Reviews for Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel Calaveras County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/28/2011

A bit meaty on the nose, with a heavy, earthy, dense plummy aroma backed up with leather and wood spice tones. This is notably crisp and transparent on entry, in contrast with what one might expect from the nose. There are fairly imposing tannins here that dominate the fruit today. The fruit is fresh with plummy and backed berry notes laid over gentle herb and spice elements. The finish is earthy, spicy and fairly long, ending on a drying, tannic note. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/28/2011

Decidedly plummy and black cherry-toned nose with a hint of toffee, which offers up a fleshy, meaty note with plenty of wood spice notes accenting the earth bass notes. Full and rich, even slightly chewy on entry with noticeable tannins and good acidity supporting slightly minty, baked red cherry fruit. There is a touch of a medicinal, liquory quality to the mid-palate that becomes more assertive on the long, if slightly hot, finish. This really is well balanced, if seemingly a bit rustic, and develops some attractive complexity, in particular a pronounced licorice streak. 87pts


Member Reviews for Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel Calaveras County

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/12/2011

Nutty vegetative quiet nose, earthy, some volatile acidity. The mouth has some sharp acidity, green fruit. Overall pretty balanced, elegant. Not very fruity.


Snooth User: poetryinaglass
993934181
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/09/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: begavett
7410877
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/22/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel Calaveras County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/11/2017

Beautiful aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and spice burst from this especially bright wine. The palate is treated to juicy fruit tones that are rounded out by rich flavors of nutmeg, pepper and a hint of coffee. Enjoy a long, well-balanced finish with soft tannins and a touch of anise. - Winery ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
07/05/2015

Beautiful aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and spice burst from this especially bright wine. The palate is treated to juicy fruit tones that are rounded out by rich flavors of nutmeg, pepper and a hint of coffee. Enjoy a long, well-balanced finish with soft tannins and a touch of anise. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 09/11/2014

Beautiful aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and spice burst from this especially bright wine. The palate is treated to juicy fruit tones that are rounded out by rich flavors of nutmeg, pepper and a hint of coffee. Enjoy a long, well-balanced finish with soft tannins and a touch of anise. - WineryBarrel Aged: 18 monthspH: 3.56TA: 6.30 g/LAlcohol: 15.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 09/11/2014

Voluptuous notes of ripe blackberry with aromas of mocha and allspice. The palate is full and rich with mixed dark fruit flavors supported by black pepper and anise. Form tannins with a black cherry, plum, and spice finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/10/2013

Voluptuous notes of ripe blackberry with aromas of mocha and allspice. The palate is full and rich with mixed dark fruit flavors supported by black pepper and anise. Firm tannins with a black cherry, plum, and spice finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

Voluptuous notes of ripe blackberry with aromas of mocha and allspice. The palate is full and rich with mixed dark fruit flavors supported by black pepper and anise. Form tannins with a black cherry, plum, and spice finish. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/17/2010

Aromas of jammy baked blackberries along with hints of anise. The robust flavors of ripe plums a pepper medley and vanilla lead you to a finish of rich dark chocolate. Winemaker's note


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