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J. Rickards Zinfandel Ancestors Selection 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

High-toned black cherry and raspberry aromas are backed up by notes of dried fruits, leather and a hint of sweet flowers. This is rather big in the mouth, not a bruiser, just large-scaled and dense. The tannins are very soft and the fruit quite ripe but still feeling fairly fresh, with a slightly leathery palate full of dated, dried cherry and chocolate that tends to dominate the moderate finish. The tannins turn drying on the finale. A curious wine; seems a bit more mature than it should be and has an unusual blend of fresh feeling and mature flavors. 87pts

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Editorial Reviews for J. Rickards Zinfandel Ancestors Selection

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
02/14/2011

High-toned black cherry and raspberry aromas are backed up by notes of dried fruits, leather and a hint of sweet flowers. This is rather big in the mouth, not a bruiser, just large-scaled and dense. The tannins are very soft and the fruit quite ripe but still feeling fairly fresh, with a slightly leathery palate full of dated, dried cherry and chocolate that tends to dominate the moderate finish. The tannins turn drying on the finale. A curious wine; seems a bit more mature than it should be and has an unusual blend of fresh feeling and mature flavors. 87pts


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Snooth User: mrroberto
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4.00 5
02/12/2011

This wine is the best Zin I have had in quite a while..better than the more highly priced Ridge. My bottle was an ancestors selection 2006. What a mouthful of flavor that packs a punch..has a somewhat dry finish that I find very appealing and the bouquet lingers in your nose after you sip. This wine is a can't miss for Zin lovers..my local shop just got in half a case and I think tomorrow they may be out of stock! If you see it buy it and enjoy.




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