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Concannon Northern California Zinfandel 1978

Member Review by EMark:

OK, this one is a bit frightening. There is a long story behind this wine, and, today, the story ends. In the glass there seems to be some brownish tinge, which suggests oxidation. I have to say, though, that the cork was in pretty good shape. The nose seems sour and somewhat volatile. So, I'm still not finding any encouragement. In the mouth, it's not bad. There is a lot of fruit--blackberry and prune--that gives sweetness. It is a "watery" wine--not much body at all. Some alcoholic flavors. I really don't know how much I'll drink.

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Region: USA » California

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  • 1978

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Concannon Vineyard:
They could speak, the rocks of Concannon Vineyard would tell a tale rich in history. Concannon’s treasured contributions to winemaking have positioned it as landmark winery with an enduring commitment to creating outstanding, award-winning wines. We have a history of proud firsts. We were one of the first wineries to pioneer Bordeaux and Rhone-styled wines in California. We are the hom... Read more
They could speak, the rocks of Concannon Vineyard would tell a tale rich in history. Concannon’s treasured contributions to winemaking have positioned it as landmark winery with an enduring commitment to creating outstanding, award-winning wines. We have a history of proud firsts. We were one of the first wineries to pioneer Bordeaux and Rhone-styled wines in California. We are the home of America's first successful Irish vintner, the world's first Petite Sirah and world-class wines from our fruitful, rocky soil. As a founding family of California wines, Concannon created the hardworking Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7 and 8, which helped plant much of Napa in the 1970s. Pioneering founder, James Concannon, began making wine in the Livermore Valley in 1883. Now, his passion for family and fine wine is evident in every aspect of Concannon Vineyard and we’re fortunate to share it with you today. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
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1.00 5
07/21/2013

OK, this one is a bit frightening. There is a long story behind this wine, and, today, the story ends. In the glass there seems to be some brownish tinge, which suggests oxidation. I have to say, though, that the cork was in pretty good shape. The nose seems sour and somewhat volatile. So, I'm still not finding any encouragement. In the mouth, it's not bad. There is a lot of fruit--blackberry and prune--that gives sweetness. It is a "watery" wine--not much body at all. Some alcoholic flavors. I really don't know how much I'll drink.



Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.9%

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