Kuleto Estate Zinfandel Napa Valley 2009

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

Bold dark berry fruit. A little pepper on the nose too. Hints of chocolate jam and spice. Loaded with berry deliciousness. Smooth palate nicely balanced with a bit of a spicy kick.

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Kuleto Estate:
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford... Read more
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. For Pat, the building of his rustically elegant Tuscan-style home, Villa Cucina, and the planting of the surrounding Kuleto Estate vineyards represented the next step in the evolution of a life committed to gracious living and excellence. Read less
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Member Reviews for Kuleto Estate Zinfandel Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/21/2012

Bold dark berry fruit. A little pepper on the nose too. Hints of chocolate jam and spice. Loaded with berry deliciousness. Smooth palate nicely balanced with a bit of a spicy kick.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: abithompson
69349295
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/27/2008

Two and a half glasses


2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/25/2007

Nose is sweet and fruity. This wine is overly sweet in my opinion, almost sickeningly so. Finish is bitter and spicy.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/25/2007

A real cigar box wine - unbelievably fruity, with notes of chocolate. A really sweet fruity taste - very overpowering. Sugared prunes?


Snooth User: abithompson
69349295
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/27/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: abithompson
69349295
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 04/27/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kuleto Estate Zinfandel Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe focus here is on bramble fruits, sweet spice and jam. Our Zinfandel's high alcohol is masked by the freshness of the wine, due to our cool fermentation methods. The three blocks (one clone and two field selections) of Zinfandel at Kuleto Estate are planted between 1,200 and 1,400 feet in a small bowl containing the only deep red soil on the property. The head-trained vines face gently to the east, avoiding the late afternoon sun and warm winds that can desiccate late ripening varieties such as zinfandel. The deep roots also allow the vines to draw on moisture during the most stressful time in the season. All things combine to produce fruit that is intensely varietal but without the monstrous tannins often associated with mountaintop zinfandel.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Kuleto Estate Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2006 and all other wine from Kuleto Estate Family Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

This is a really beautiful example of how Napa ripens Zin so well, especially in a warm vintage. The wine is exuberant in black currant, chocolate and coffee fruit flavors that are complexed with smooth, firm tannins and a gentle backbone of



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