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Claudia Springs Zinfandel Mendocino 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky and noticeably endowed with toasty oak notes on the nose, this nonetheless shows a nice core of herb-inflected cherry fruit as well. A bit thick in the mouth, with very fine-grained tannins that sort of closely knit the wine over your tongue. This is showing a slightly aggressive structure at this point, with good density but somewhat subdued flavors today. The balance is there, and the oak, while noticeable, is not totally in your face. This may improve, but today shows a rather restrained style that finishes with the spice and sweetness of toasty new wood. Some nice red fruit does sneak up on the finale, giving me more confidence that this will come into its own. 87pts

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Claudia Springs Winery:
Claudia Springs Winery was founded in 1989 by Bob and Claudia Klindt in the picturesque Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California. The Anderson Valley, located less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the very best locations for producing fine, cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir and the white Alsace varietals. The unique combination of warm sunny days and cool foggy ... Read more
Claudia Springs Winery was founded in 1989 by Bob and Claudia Klindt in the picturesque Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California. The Anderson Valley, located less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the very best locations for producing fine, cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir and the white Alsace varietals. The unique combination of warm sunny days and cool foggy nights allows the grapes to mature slowly, developing to their full potential. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Claudia Springs Zinfandel Mendocino

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
3.50 5
01/28/2011

Smoky and noticeably endowed with toasty oak notes on the nose, this nonetheless shows a nice core of herb-inflected cherry fruit as well. A bit thick in the mouth, with very fine-grained tannins that sort of closely knit the wine over your tongue. This is showing a slightly aggressive structure at this point, with good density but somewhat subdued flavors today. The balance is there, and the oak, while noticeable, is not totally in your face. This may improve, but today shows a rather restrained style that finishes with the spice and sweetness of toasty new wood. Some nice red fruit does sneak up on the finale, giving me more confidence that this will come into its own. 87pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
01/28/2011

Big fruity raisin nose w/ green banana and molasses. The mouth is large, round, and syrupy. High alcohol, good acids and tannins. The ripe fruit is more noticeable on the finish.




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