Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Century Vines 2007

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"Each year the historic Shaw Vineyard at Kunde Family Estate forms the heart of our Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel. ...

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  • SN: 92

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Sweet briary fruit greets the nose with layers of tobacco, black raspberry, earth, chocolate, and vanilla tinged oak spice all joining together to ... Read more

Brambly red fruit and loads of baking spice. Nicely balanced fruit and spice flavors. Good zin! - Tasted at winery Feb 2011 Read more

Berrys are definitely something that comes to mind in tasting this wine. It reminds me a lot of Biale, Black Chicken. Holds up very well with Barb... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Century Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,477
4.50 5
08/26/2010

Sweet briary fruit greets the nose with layers of tobacco, black raspberry, earth, chocolate, and vanilla tinged oak spice all joining together to fill the glass. On entry this is pretty tight with a forward rush of floral fruit that’s held in check by somewhat stiff tannins. The mid-palate grows to reveal very fresh, finely detailed black berry fruit edged in mint and cocoa. This is very young but the wine gains a suppleness on the backend and then really pops on the finish with bright berry fruit and a finale of soft wood spice. 92pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
07/04/2011

Brambly red fruit and loads of baking spice. Nicely balanced fruit and spice flavors. Good zin! - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: Sullylv
69723125
0.00 5
08/26/2010

Berrys are definitely something that comes to mind in tasting this wine. It reminds me a lot of Biale, Black Chicken. Holds up very well with Barbecue!! Don't know how someone would compare the label to Harlan, as Harlan labels I've seen are round...


Snooth User: nicholswfu
4299484
0.00 5
08/26/2010

Looks like they are trying to look like Harlan judging by the label. Tacky.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374241
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/25/2009

I'll have to try this again.


Snooth User: glharv
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/06/2011

Opened a magnum of this in 2011 and was surprised. Immediate, concentrated hit of ripe berries and spice, followed by a lingering, slightly sweet mouthfeel.


External Reviews for Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Century Vines

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Vintage: 2004 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA tasty choice, this spicy, fruit-laden Sonoma Valley red comes together with its rich layers of bright raspberry fruit and soft accents of anise, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. Its lingering finish plays out on the palate, defining the ripe fruit and full mouth flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/17/2010

Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2004 Century Vines and all other wine from Kunde Estate are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIf any wine screams "Zinfandel", this is it! The characteristic zippy raspberry and ripe plumy fruit of the Kunde Estate Century Vines Zinfandel is spot-on for varietal correctness. But you wont be thinking about that when you smell and taste this wine. Youll just sink into its dark chocolate and berry flavors, riding on the smooth tannins Serving this wine with roast chicken or turkey with mashed potatoesand gravy made from the drippingswill make your mouth happy.


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69723 Snooth User: Sullylv
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4.00 5
08/26/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Each year the historic Shaw Vineyard at Kunde Family Estate forms the heart of our Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel. Over time, the gnarled vines have formed beautiful abstract sculptures, a true collaboration between nature and man. In 2007, our 125th harvest from these magnificent stalwarts, we knew we had a wine that was truly special. With flavors of raspberries and dark chocolate, this wine is like drinking liquid velvet. The restrained use of new oak in aging has enhanced the mouth feel and protected the luscious fruit flavors. History never tasted so good!"

"Each year the historic Shaw Vineyard at Kunde Family Estate forms the heart of our Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel. Over time, the gnarled vines have formed beautiful abstract sculptures, a true collaboration between nature and man. In 2007, our 125th harvest from these magnificent stalwarts, we knew we had a wine that was truly special. With flavors of raspberries and dark chocolate, this wine is like drinking liquid velvet. The restrained use of new oak in aging has enhanced the mouth feel and protected the luscious fruit flavors. History never tasted so good!"

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1,900 cases produced.

Notes: 28% new

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 0.60 grams per liter

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