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Wine.com (CA) USD 28.00 750ml

Haywood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Los Chamizal 2009

Member Review by WineoftheMonthClub:

The press on this wine was glowing, and each bottle of wine was worthy of every word in print. Peter Haywood has been making the finest Zinfandels on the planet for nearly 30 years and this is one of this best. Deep purple in color; currant, blackberry, and strawberry in the nose; very clean strawberry and soft tannins on the palate; and long and foreboding with a berry and vanilla swash in the finish. It's almost Bordeaux-like; the cherry, blackberry, and blueberry fruit is absolutely stunning. These wines can be cellared for 15-20 years easily.

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Haywood Estate Winery:
The history of Haywood winery begins in 1973 as Peter Haywood searched for land that would produce exceptional grapes. In a valley just one mile from Sonoma’s historic town square he found what he was looking for thin, dry soil on sunny well drained hills that would yield a limited quantity of intensely flavored fruit. Haywood named the vineyard Los Chamizal the Spanish term for the hardwood th... Read more
The history of Haywood winery begins in 1973 as Peter Haywood searched for land that would produce exceptional grapes. In a valley just one mile from Sonoma’s historic town square he found what he was looking for thin, dry soil on sunny well drained hills that would yield a limited quantity of intensely flavored fruit. Haywood named the vineyard Los Chamizal the Spanish term for the hardwood thickets that covered the valley. He purchased 280 acres of hard ground and spent the next five years clearing and planting what would eventually become Los Chamizal Vineyards. Today production focuses on the grapes grown in Los Chamizal’s unique mountain terroir and emphasis will continue to be on the three estate Zinfandels, Los Chamizal, Rocky Terrace and Morning Sun. The vineyard’s 42 acres of Zinfandel, grafted with budwood selections from seven North Coast vineyards pre-dating prohibition are planted in nine distinct blocks with soils ranging from well-drained sandy loams at the lower elevations to thin fractured basalt soils at highest elevations. We invite you to try our boldly flavored, single vineyard wines that demonstrate elegance and commitment to small scale winemaking. Read less

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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/04/2010

The press on this wine was glowing, and each bottle of wine was worthy of every word in print. Peter Haywood has been making the finest Zinfandels on the planet for nearly 30 years and this is one of this best. Deep purple in color; currant, blackberry, and strawberry in the nose; very clean strawberry and soft tannins on the palate; and long and foreboding with a berry and vanilla swash in the finish. It's almost Bordeaux-like; the cherry, blackberry, and blueberry fruit is absolutely stunning. These wines can be cellared for 15-20 years easily.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/12/2008

classic goodness.


Snooth User: RexSeven
567379169
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/24/2010

The 2005 and 2006 are both Sensational. Gave it a 4.5 just to give Peter Haywood room to improve.


Snooth User: keoni8888
2927068
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/31/2010

Smooth


Snooth User: Ayershamilton
6817582
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: carey1
175888155
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 06/08/2009

Lots of raspberry jam, spice and black pepper. Drinking great now.



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