Kasuari Zinfandel Napa Valley Rose Knoll Vineyard 2006

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Our 2006 Napa Valley Zinfandel is from the Rose Knoll vineyard, in the Napa Valleys most southern and westerly boarders. It is here that we find ourselves enjoying the best of both worlds, up on a warm bench above the valley floor and cool breeze to offer some relief during the heat of the summer sun. The Napa Valley in particular is known as one of the best Zinfandel growing regions in the world, and this limited production wine shows why. The Kasuari 2006 Zinfandel delivers all of the characteristics Zinfandel fanatics crave – gobs of massive Asian plum, lush blackberry and Jamaican all spice with a touch of black pepper. New oak from the Nevers forest in France contributes to this spicy complexity.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2006

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Winery: Kasuari
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Kasuari:
Kasuari has embarked on a mission to make wines of the highest caliber from the greatest and proven California appellations: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Napa Valley and across Sonoma County, Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley and Syrah from Sonoma County. Using an old world approach we feel that flavors begin in the vineyard and that the terrior is spec... Read more
Kasuari has embarked on a mission to make wines of the highest caliber from the greatest and proven California appellations: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Napa Valley and across Sonoma County, Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley and Syrah from Sonoma County. Using an old world approach we feel that flavors begin in the vineyard and that the terrior is specific to each variety. We have chosen each vineyard to yield the highest quality grapes possible. With careful attention in the vineyard, we monitor the grapevine’s balance and crop load to ensure the highest quality. In the winery natural winemaking practices are used in a quest to make artistic, handcrafted wines that reflect our passion to provide the most enjoyable wine drinking experience. Each wine is hand crafted with naturally occurring yeast handling the fermentations. We gently destem all fruit and often put whole clusters in the fermenter! Never fined or filtered these wines represent the vineyard and terrior as it should be at its very best! Our wines are available in very limited quantities and are suitable for any occasion. Read less

Member Reviews for Kasuari Zinfandel Napa Valley Rose Knoll Vineyard

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04/01/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Kasuari Zinfandel Napa Valley Rose Knoll Vineyard

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/21/2008

Wow - this is a really stand out Zinfandel. The nose is bright fruits and licorice, with hints of toasty vanilla. A myriad of flavors dance on my tongue as I take my first sip, dark berries and dark unsweetened chocolate. The second sip reveals a smooth and almost creamy truffle component - fantastic. This wine really goes out with a bang, too - flavors of spice and espresso linger for quite a while and make my life lovely... a great wine.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/21/2008

This 2006 Zin is WOW. . . nuances of vanilla and lavender soap waft your way and as you inhale more deeply you realize that there is a real meatiness here as well! There are loads of lovely plum fruit which is really well rounded with a lovely mouthfeel and nice acidity. It finishes with a hint of espresso dark chocolate and a hint of pepper. Zin might be breaking out. . .


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/21/2008

A nose of anise. vanilla, oak and bacon. This was a delicious wine that's spicey with plum fruit and a great example of what a California Zin can be. Yummy.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/24/2008

Aromas of anise and vanilla are the most prominent on the nose, quite different for a Zin. The taste has plum and cherry with a twist of veggies thrown in to give it an extra layer or flavor sensation.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/25/2008

The color is beautiful, the nose - complex. The mouthfeel is dominated by vanilla, spices, a light hint of cherries, with a slightly vegetal finish. My only problem with this zin was its heat. The alcohol came on pretty strong which distracted my palate from the flavors. The wine, however, is still young, and with another year or two under its belt and maybe an hour of decanting, this Zin will be fantastic!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/28/2008

Creamy rasberry, slinky elegance with a naughty spicy (cinnamon and nutmeg) side give this wine a hedonistic quality. With big air in the glass you will see many lush red fruits with floral notes and subtle briary and brownsugar notes. In the glass, with food or dabbed on you this wine is sure to draw a crowd! In six months this wine will be out standing in its field =).


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/21/2008

Very classic Zin properties.



Our 2006 Napa Valley Zinfandel is from the Rose Knoll vineyard, in the Napa Valleys most southern and westerly boarders. It is here that we find ourselves enjoying the best of both worlds, up on a warm bench above the valley floor and cool breeze to offer some relief during the heat of the summer sun. The Napa Valley in particular is known as one of the best Zinfandel growing regions in the world, and this limited production wine shows why. The Kasuari 2006 Zinfandel delivers all of the characteristics Zinfandel fanatics crave – gobs of massive Asian plum, lush blackberry and Jamaican all spice with a touch of black pepper. New oak from the Nevers forest in France contributes to this spicy complexity.

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