Gamba Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2011

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Lots of oak on the meaty nose with deep, jammy black berry fruit that’s accented by vanilla, and a nice briary backdrop. This is big in the mouth ... Read more

Interesting Zin. Fruity and almost jammy. It has a lot going on, leaning a little towards a dessert side. This was part of a wine tasting showdow... Read more

A party for the palate. Big, rich, voluptuous, and hedonistic. Yet there is an underlying acidity providing good balance that highlights the dark b... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Gamba Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,465
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2011

Lots of oak on the meaty nose with deep, jammy black berry fruit that’s accented by vanilla, and a nice briary backdrop. This is big in the mouth with peppery aromatics and bright, pure blackberry fruit. There’s a nice lightness here though the bed of modest tannins lends some firmness to the mid-palate that leads to a rather long, fruit and spice driven finish where the dark oak spice shows with a bit more intensity. The alcohol shows a touch on the finish but this is full throttle Zinfandel but not over-done. 91pts


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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,286
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/30/2012

Interesting Zin. Fruity and almost jammy. It has a lot going on, leaning a little towards a dessert side. This was part of a wine tasting showdown. More on the tastings at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html


Snooth User: George Bato
11262275
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/08/2012

A party for the palate. Big, rich, voluptuous, and hedonistic. Yet there is an underlying acidity providing good balance that highlights the dark berry, bramble fruit component. Ultimately satisfying and delicious.


Snooth User: glharv
56115589
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/22/2011

Outstanding. Smooth, ripe berry flavors but not jammy. Nice long finish.


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
32231316
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/19/2009

This was simply a great Zin. Aromas and matching flavors of dark berries, cedar, mocha with a great structured tannin. This is a great wine for true Zin lovers. SDWC.


Snooth User: karat
541180331
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/18/2011

i loved this zin, to me this is how they should taste. lots of fruit and well balanced.


Snooth User: whampton
78964521
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/14/2011

Not bad; not bad at all.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/14/2009

Deep dark red with smooth gradient from a lighter red rim to a near sepia center. Detectable alcohol on the nose with stronger scents of cedar, spice, and a small amount of a juniper berry bush. Excellent fruit up front (plums and blackberries) with pepper and hits of oak. Well balanced but a little acidic on the finish. Overall a very enjoyable Zin.


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External Reviews for Gamba Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine

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Vintage: 2009 10/26/2011

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Gamba Old Vine Zinfandel Moratto Vineyard 750ml


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2005 12/03/2008

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2005 04/13/2008

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2004 10/24/2007

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2002 12/03/2008

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