Enzo Wines Tierra Roja 2005

Member Review by cgplayer9:

Very well balanced with good mix of dark and red berries with hints of leather; just enough acid to keep the wine vibrant; smooth, slightly dusty tannins.

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Region: USA » California

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Color: Red
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Enzo Wines:
ENZO WINES is a small producer of exclusive, luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. Located on a red rock hillside, overlooking Oakville California, in America's premier grape growing region – the Napa Valley. Enzo Wines is a neighbor with some of the most prestigious Cabernets of California... Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Dalla Valle and Joseph Phelps' Backus Vineyard. With a keen palate and desire to provide... Read more
ENZO WINES is a small producer of exclusive, luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. Located on a red rock hillside, overlooking Oakville California, in America's premier grape growing region – the Napa Valley. Enzo Wines is a neighbor with some of the most prestigious Cabernets of California... Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Dalla Valle and Joseph Phelps' Backus Vineyard. With a keen palate and desire to provide the best Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker and owner Franco Casanova has founded Enzo Wines, a tribute to his Tuscan history. He invites you to learn more about whyEnzo Wines Cabernet Sauvignon should share a premium spot in your wine cellar and on your table. Read less

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Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,032
4.00 5
06/15/2012

Very well balanced with good mix of dark and red berries with hints of leather; just enough acid to keep the wine vibrant; smooth, slightly dusty tannins.


Snooth User: CENYC
739572305
3.50 5
04/09/2011

Complex and Satisfying California Cabernet Amethyst with a hint of brown (tasted 2010) – mostly opaque with translucence around the edges. Scrumptious bouquet of fig cake, raspberry jam, and ethylene. Initial mouth feel is surprisingly light, similar to tart berries. A robust oaky quality soon marches in to support the flavors. Taken together, the body is more typical for a Cab – meaningful, but not overwhelming. This wine is not an “Oak Montster” but could certainly defend itself in a fair fight. Flavors are balanced between juicy and dry. Grapefruit rind, unsweetened cranberries, and burnt toast with a razor-thin layer of raspberry preserves combine in a wonderfully complex fashion. Aftertaste is enamel-coating dry clay dust, with just a touch of the berry notes to soften the experience. Enzo’s Tierra Roja is superbly complex. Although clearly a mid-weight in the arena of California Cabernets it is nonetheless a contender. Even without the levels of concentration in a Silver Oak (Alexander Valley) or Justin Isosceles (Paso Robles) – two of my personal favorites – it is a wine to take seriously. The fact that it doesn’t bash the taster over the head to prove its point makes it more interesting and appealing. I tasted with lean ground beef and the two were good complements. I believe it would also pair with fattier cuts of meat. The next day I tasted it “solo”; it’s a bit too substantial to be a cocktail wine! review remains the property of C Elliot 2010



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