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Estancia Zinfandel 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit oaky and smoky with briary black raspberry fruit on the nose. Pretty juicy on entry with a nice, medium weight that shows off bright acids and soft tannins, though the tannins are a bit woody. The mid-palate shows slightly simple cherry and raspberry fruit accented with judiciously used oak and a touch of herb. Finishes with restraint and more zesty red berry fruit. Plays it safe, a nice Claret-styled Zin. 87pts

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Editorial Reviews for Estancia Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/12/2012

A bit oaky and smoky with briary black raspberry fruit on the nose. Pretty juicy on entry with a nice, medium weight that shows off bright acids and soft tannins, though the tannins are a bit woody. The mid-palate shows slightly simple cherry and raspberry fruit accented with judiciously used oak and a touch of herb. Finishes with restraint and more zesty red berry fruit. Plays it safe, a nice Claret-styled Zin. 87pts


Member Reviews for Estancia Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2012

Not one of my all time favorite Zins, but is a nice option to bring to a dinner party when you are on a budget. Light and ripe raspberry with a little bit of funk makes this just interesting enough.


Snooth User: Jeannine8
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/04/2012

Pleasantly surprised that this is on the gentle side of Zins in California. It's similar to a good Italian Primitivo (the parent of Zinfandel, or identical twin). It is not distractingly high in alcohol. It has very gentle tannins, that smooth out the slightly oaky attack. The wine is jammy and has a lovely smooth finish. Very drinkable, with food or on its' own.


Snooth User: Jason Pack
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/18/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: AeroEng2Bee13
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/14/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: library girl
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/23/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: cookypuss1
43950994
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/17/2008

Good value Zin. Nice and jammy with a smooth finish. Was good with BBQ (smoked brisket and ribs).


Snooth User: Davebk59
115518123
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 03/25/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Estancia Zinfandel

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 10/25/2011

This Zinfandel follows in the footsteps of other Estancia varietals - consistent best buys, excellent values and true expressions of the grape. Here we find characteristic bramble flavors, ripe black currant and chocolate. The wine has good density, a rich mouthfeel and a silken, sweet finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/23/2011

"Dark red garnet. Freshly crushed berry


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Lower in alcohol but sporting suggestions of underripe grapes in the mix, this wine is also a bit sharp in palatefeel and does not find the fruity depth and mass to overcome its shortcomings. It seems unlikely to benefit from cellaring.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Lower in alcohol but sporting suggestions of underripe grapes in the mix


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Made from 100% Zinfandel, this is a quintessential California wine! Jammy boysenberry and cranberry fruit are piqued by cinnamon and pepper, making a soft, rich treat.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

This Zinfandel follows in the footsteps of other Estancia varietals mdash; consistent best buys, excellent values and true expressions of the grape. Here we find characteristic bramble flavors, ripe black currant and chocolate. The wine has good density, a rich mouthfeel and a silken, sweet finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

A little extra bottle time has helped develop more non-fruit notes, enhancing the smoky, herbal qualities of the wine. Pair it with lamb or falafel to let the flavors loose.


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