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Cosentino Winery Zinfandel California Cigarzin 2005

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A wine that knows no boundaries, Cigarzin, is a California appellation Zinfandel. Predominantly from “Old Vines” in the Lodi district, the expanded appellation gives the winemaker more freedom to create a balanced Zinfandel that is not only supple, but also intense in flavor for every vintage year. This truly expresses the Cosentino philosophy of letting the fruit guide the winemaking process. Cigarzin is the true artisans Zinfandel.

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Cosentino Winery:
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing mor... Read more
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing more ultra premium varietals than any other winery in the Napa Valley as well as pioneering production methods and wine blends that are now standards in the industry. Cosentino Winery produces approximately 12,000 cases of wine per year, handcrafted from the wineries’ Yountville and Pope Valley Estates as well as from many of the same “Estate” grape sources that Mitch has maintained throughout the Napa Valley for nearly 20 years. Cosentino Winery’s stellar vineyard sources and relationships are a major factor in sustaining its quality and consistency. Over the years, Cosentino Winery has been awarded the highest honors and praise, served at many prestigious events, including a Presidential White House State Dinner, the Masters Golf Champions Dinner, as well as various functions and events for Governors, Senators and Heads of State, such as Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Italy. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cosentino Winery is the first winery located on the St. Helena Highway (Hwy 29) when entering the Napa Valley from the south. Cosentino Winery sits on the border of Yountville and the Oakville appellation, one of the most prestigious AVA’s in the world that is home to some of the Napa Valley’s greatest vineyards. Since its doors opened in 1990, Cosentino Winery’s Tasting Room on Hwy 29 has been a popular stop, attracting a myriad of visitors, regular visitors, regulars, locals, connoisseurs, experts, so called experts, lovers, dreamers, enthusiasts, drifters, groupies, buyers and beginners alike…Everyone is welcome! Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 different varietals, continuing Mitch Cosentino’s artisan approach and passion for making great and interesting wines. “I don't eat just one type of food… so why should I make just one type of wine?” – Mitch Cosentino. The Cosentino Winery experience is unlike any other. Cosentino Winery continues to evolve, constantly creating new wines and discovering new ways to remain among the best in the world. Enjoy and Stay Tuned! Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
04/06/2008

very standard...not bad not great...just average.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
5.00 5
06/01/2008

jam/berry scent, velvety/jammy taste


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
11/18/2007

14.6% alcohol and a nose that smells even stronger. You know they made this strong by the name alone - designed to cut through heavy cigar smoke - it's going to be a stomper! A lighter color than expected. In the mouth this is a fruit bomb, intensely spicy - like mulled wine. Quite a kick from the young, and still tight, tannins. At the moment this wine would benefit from decanting. Obviously a smokers wine.


Snooth User: eric Barnard
3094267
4.50 5
04/12/2008

Pomegraneate, rhubarb, red cherries, and cream flavors intermingle in a rich, concentrated style with spicy notes.


Snooth User: Armangom
8463262
4.00 5
08/31/2008

Via dei Corsi after an autumn rain (evening time) Tomato and berries on river rocks!


Snooth User: Pressguy
19829432
3.00 5
09/10/2009

Bold, strong cigar smoke aroma. Good with steak


Snooth User: mima
8654130
4.00 5
09/05/2008

wood, leather, earth, berries, tomato, licorice


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A wine that knows no boundaries, Cigarzin, is a California appellation Zinfandel. Predominantly from “Old Vines” in the Lodi district, the expanded appellation gives the winemaker more freedom to create a balanced Zinfandel that is not only supple, but also intense in flavor for every vintage year. This truly expresses the Cosentino philosophy of letting the fruit guide the winemaking process. Cigarzin is the true artisans Zinfandel.

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