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Napa Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley 2000

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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Napa Cellars:
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine ... Read more
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine region as much as the grapes themselves. In the valley's warm days and cool nights, our vineyards produce seven primary varieties for which Napa Valley has become famous. Try one of our classic wines, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Napa Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,726
4.00 5
02/06/2013

Another nose that remains somewhat tight with medicinal cherry, leather, and garrigue aromas framed with a little spice, and a little floral nuance. With a lovely combination of liquory, plump, rich fruit, and a bit a bit of bitterness this fills the mouth that drops off quickly on the backend this is a bit short, but the black berry fruit and plum fruit is just so pretty you can help but seeing this as a fun wine. 89pts


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Snooth User: Michael C Butler
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4.50 5
04/15/2013

Leathery and a little bit of spice.


Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
08/05/2008

From .375 this wine is pretty intense- there's a TON of oak here that is completely absorbed by the fruit, which is incredibly dense and rich. The nose started with a sulphur blast, followed by that sweet oak vanilla thing that I can't stand. Once that blew off, it was all black raspberry. The palate is almost overwhelming now- all texture and robust fruit. excellent with steak. Good now with some air, great in 10-15 years.


External Reviews for Napa Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Produced from vines just outside the boundaries of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Coudoulet Rouge 2007 is the second wine of the legendary Beaucastel Estate. Full-bodied, with juicy raspberry and slightly bitter black cherry flavors. A little time in the glass opens up this fruit bomb and allows the earthy, peppery spiciness to come forward. Impeccably balanced; you can drink this now or lay it down for a decade.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/05/2010

($75) Full ruby. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, red apple and licorice, with hints of cassis and redcurrant. Spicy, fresh and very concentrated, with strong fruit apparent today. Licorice and menthol notes contribute to the impression of verve. The ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2000 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 3000ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe but well focused, with a beam of fig and ganache running through the middle, while licorice, mulled spice and incense notes fill in the edges. A tarry hint frames the finish. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/03/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2000 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Grand Cuvee 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dense ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, creme de cassis, underbrush and licorice. Supple and quite suave, with palate-coating dark berry flavors. Spicy and sweet on the finish, with the berry and licorice notes repeating. This fruit bomb will be delicious young.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright full red-ruby. Aromas of smoky red fruits and spice cake. Tightly wound and firm, but less exuberant and primary than the young 2000. A solid wine with somewhat tight tannins; today one senses the wine's acidity, even though it's no higher than usual for this bottling. A bit inscrutable at present.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2000 Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet is a luscious, richly fruity offering with considerable fat as well as texture. Revealing a dense purple color along with terrific aromatics of licorice and cassis, this full-bodied, low acid effort will no doubt be bottled earlier than usual to preserve its fruit and freshness. Although it will not be long-lived, it will provide delicious drinking for a decade.


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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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