Idiom Zinfandel Primitivo 2010

Member Review by DWCPSC:

This is definitely not a CA Zin. It is much more refined and lacks the depth of flavor profile. Even still, this is a very nice wine and is very difficult to grow in South Africa. Idiom produces the best there is to have of this varietal. The nose is delightful and on the palate there is more red fruit flavor, cherry, raspberry. Due to difficulty and low yield this wine only comes out every few years. If you are interested in the more European style of Zin (Primitivo) this is one to grab while you can.

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Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hermanus that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalize the palate. The wines are hand-crafted to celebrate each harvest and to reflect the particular nuances of each varietal. The wines are made for the most part from grapes from the Bottega Family farm, Da Capo Vineyards in Stellenbosch but are vinified and bottled at the Whaleha... Read more
Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hermanus that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalize the palate. The wines are hand-crafted to celebrate each harvest and to reflect the particular nuances of each varietal. The wines are made for the most part from grapes from the Bottega Family farm, Da Capo Vineyards in Stellenbosch but are vinified and bottled at the Whalehaven winery. Whalehaven Winery was named after the protective bay that shelters breeding Southern Right Whales in the cool Cape winter months. The Winery has been wholly owned by the Bottega Family since 2003. Since Alberto Bottega took over guardianship, helped by his son Roberto Bottega, this niche winery has grown to produce a diverse and exciting collection of wines including: Whalehaven Fine Wines, The W Range and from the grapes cultivated from the Bottega family farm Da Capo Vineyards, The Idiom Collection and Enoteca Bottega. Read less

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Snooth User: DWCPSC
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3.50 5
09/28/2013

This is definitely not a CA Zin. It is much more refined and lacks the depth of flavor profile. Even still, this is a very nice wine and is very difficult to grow in South Africa. Idiom produces the best there is to have of this varietal. The nose is delightful and on the palate there is more red fruit flavor, cherry, raspberry. Due to difficulty and low yield this wine only comes out every few years. If you are interested in the more European style of Zin (Primitivo) this is one to grab while you can.


Snooth User: Chopine3
309020
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/16/2007

This probably the best SA Zinfandel in South Africa. Not as raisiny as the Californian style Zin's and has allot more herbaceous characteristics that really gives it a punch. The 2006 will be released within 2 months!!




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