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Madroña Zinfandel Sierra Foothills Estate Grown 2003

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Untitled Document Our supple and full-bodied Zinfandel consistently displays intense raspberry, black pepper, and spice aromas along with flavors which make it classic El Dorado Zinfandel. Warm days and cool nights allow our grapes to slowly reach optimum maturity while maintaining excellent natural acidity. This, combined with minimal irrigation, results in a balanced wine rich with varietal character. 2003 Reserve Zinfandel If you've ever had a California Zin and determined that the variety is one-dimensional with over-the-top fruit and alcohol, let us introduce you to Madroña's Reserve Zinfandel. Not only does the 2003 vintage hallmark the complexity we expect out of the variety, but it also highlights that Zinfandel can be an amazing food companion. Although we believe in blending when it comes to Zinfandel, this particular vintage is 99.98% Zinfandel, and showcases Zin characters harvested from four of our estate vineyards. The nose hints at the wine's complexity with this ying and yang relationship of tart and sweet cherry. Throw in some spices, a dash of coffee, a pinch of chocolate and a drop of soy sauce, and you're starting to get close to the intricacy of aromas. Toss in a couple cedar shavings and top it off with a fresh ripe strawberry, and you're ready to taste. The palate is dense and rich, yet wonderfully balanced. Dark cherry dominates the fruit while subtle background notes of briary blackberry and bright raspberry intermingle with a bit of exotic spice. The sensation of luscious fruit is balanced by slightly rustic tannins, allowing the finish of bittersweet chocolate to steal the show. Never overly-ripe, the 2003 Reserve Zin is exactly what we look for in a great wine. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats (don't be afraid of a little spice) or red-sauced pastas, or perhaps even by itself. It really is that versatile! Printable wine description and facts

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Madrona Vineyards:
Our estate wines come from some of the highest vineyards in El Dorado, with awesome views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Paul Bush manages the vineyards himself, adding to the family’s knowledge of grape varieties, clones within a variety, and microclimates. “Intensive hands-on vineyard practices make wines that are frankly exceeding what we thought possible at these high elevations,” says Pau... Read more
Our estate wines come from some of the highest vineyards in El Dorado, with awesome views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Paul Bush manages the vineyards himself, adding to the family’s knowledge of grape varieties, clones within a variety, and microclimates. “Intensive hands-on vineyard practices make wines that are frankly exceeding what we thought possible at these high elevations,” says Paul, “And we’re going to keep on improving over the next 30 years.” Madroña Vineyards is a member of the Apple Hill Wineries and the El Dorado Winery Association. We host and pour at many special events throughout the year. Read less

External Reviews for Madroña Zinfandel Sierra Foothills Estate Grown

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Red wine 2003 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon USA Region: California Apellation: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2003 - Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is just an amazing wine in the vintage. Notes of smoked meats intermixed with licorice, camphor, graphite, blackberry, and flowers, with a hint of cedar and spice box, have produced a wine that is more up-front and forward than most Abreu wines have been, and gorgeously rich and full-bodied. Last year I thought the wine needed 2-3 years of cellaring, but based on this tasting, I could drink it now or cellar it for 20+ years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is just an amazing wine in the vintage. Notes of smoked meats intermixed with licorice, camphor, graphite, blackberry, and flowers, with a hint of cedar and s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2003 - Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.



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Untitled Document Our supple and full-bodied Zinfandel consistently displays intense raspberry, black pepper, and spice aromas along with flavors which make it classic El Dorado Zinfandel. Warm days and cool nights allow our grapes to slowly reach optimum maturity while maintaining excellent natural acidity. This, combined with minimal irrigation, results in a balanced wine rich with varietal character. 2003 Reserve Zinfandel If you've ever had a California Zin and determined that the variety is one-dimensional with over-the-top fruit and alcohol, let us introduce you to Madroña's Reserve Zinfandel. Not only does the 2003 vintage hallmark the complexity we expect out of the variety, but it also highlights that Zinfandel can be an amazing food companion. Although we believe in blending when it comes to Zinfandel, this particular vintage is 99.98% Zinfandel, and showcases Zin characters harvested from four of our estate vineyards. The nose hints at the wine's complexity with this ying and yang relationship of tart and sweet cherry. Throw in some spices, a dash of coffee, a pinch of chocolate and a drop of soy sauce, and you're starting to get close to the intricacy of aromas. Toss in a couple cedar shavings and top it off with a fresh ripe strawberry, and you're ready to taste. The palate is dense and rich, yet wonderfully balanced. Dark cherry dominates the fruit while subtle background notes of briary blackberry and bright raspberry intermingle with a bit of exotic spice. The sensation of luscious fruit is balanced by slightly rustic tannins, allowing the finish of bittersweet chocolate to steal the show. Never overly-ripe, the 2003 Reserve Zin is exactly what we look for in a great wine. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats (don't be afraid of a little spice) or red-sauced pastas, or perhaps even by itself. It really is that versatile! Printable wine description and facts

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