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Milliaire Cellars Zinfandel Amador County Clockspring 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch funky on the nose with notes of shaved bitter chocolate, a little game, vanilla and toast over light strawberry/cranberry fruit with a slight tomato leaf edge. Rather cool and low on entry, then this develops a slow-to-build sweet leading edge, perhaps for the alcohol, though that is very well integrated. The mid-palate has a slightly funky carob edge to the chocolate tones but they're balanced by surprisingly fresh and juicy strawberry/rhubarb fruit. The tannins are firm but lie under the fruit, which really has an ethereal edge that's surprising for a wine with 15.5%. The finish is a bit short, with the tannins creeping out from under the fruit, which returns with wonderful purity to the strawberry fruit. A surprising and exciting wine. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Milliaire Cellars Zinfandel Amador County Clockspring

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/28/2011

A touch funky on the nose with notes of shaved bitter chocolate, a little game, vanilla and toast over light strawberry/cranberry fruit with a slight tomato leaf edge. Rather cool and low on entry, then this develops a slow-to-build sweet leading edge, perhaps for the alcohol, though that is very well integrated. The mid-palate has a slightly funky carob edge to the chocolate tones but they're balanced by surprisingly fresh and juicy strawberry/rhubarb fruit. The tannins are firm but lie under the fruit, which really has an ethereal edge that's surprising for a wine with 15.5%. The finish is a bit short, with the tannins creeping out from under the fruit, which returns with wonderful purity to the strawberry fruit. A surprising and exciting wine. 91pts




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