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Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Three Vines 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

There’s some definite heat on the nose here, with dusty powder cocoa tones over a distinct smoky char and burnt marshmallow. The fruit is rather subdued with blackberry and blueberry tones. This is round, soft and mouth-filling with some attractive dark berry and blueberry fruit tones supported by a somewhat hard foundation of slightly raw, oaky tannins. It’s not unpleasant but this is definitely woody yet the fruit is attractive. Aromatically this smells like a fire, in the mouth it’s much better with rich, sweet, and slightly obvious fruit. 86pts

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Manzanita Creek Winery:
Manzanita Creek Wines are bold and beautiful. Big Zins with muscle. My favorite is the 05 Stealth from Alexander Valley and a fab 05 Handal Petite Sirah
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Editorial Reviews for Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Three Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,313
3.00 5
02/14/2011

There’s some definite heat on the nose here, with dusty powder cocoa tones over a distinct smoky char and burnt marshmallow. The fruit is rather subdued with blackberry and blueberry tones. This is round, soft and mouth-filling with some attractive dark berry and blueberry fruit tones supported by a somewhat hard foundation of slightly raw, oaky tannins. It’s not unpleasant but this is definitely woody yet the fruit is attractive. Aromatically this smells like a fire, in the mouth it’s much better with rich, sweet, and slightly obvious fruit. 86pts


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Snooth User: winejack1
72235317
4.00 5
01/08/2011

This is a solid buy, It is available at Costco for under $16. I think. We love the smooth, jammy Zins with deep color and a long finish. The 2007 was a little bigger. That said, the 2008 is very bright and a bit more food friendly... more like the 2002 that got 97 points. Cheers,


Snooth User: kim i am
78953513
5.00 5
03/04/2011

Five glasses




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