Napa Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley 2004

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Napa Cellars 2003 Zinfandel is dark purple to the eye. A swirl of the glass reveals intense, ripe berries, candied st...

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The 2004 Napa Cellars Zinfandel offers a finesse and elegance not often typical of the varietal. On the nose, the wine reveals jammy fruit aromas o... Read more

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/21/2010

The 2004 Napa Cellars Zinfandel offers a finesse and elegance not often typical of the varietal. On the nose, the wine reveals jammy fruit aromas of raspberry, blueberry, and cedar. The true complexity, however, is expressed on the palate with a lingering finish of blackberry jam, vanilla spice and a hint of rustic dustiness. For food parings, Zinfandel and BBQ are a natural. Try our luscious Napa Valley Zinfandel with honey glazed barbequed pork ribs and a side of good old fashion coleslaw. The fruit for the 2004 Napa Cellars Zinfandel was sourced from vineyards in North East Napa Valley where the fog burns off earlier in the morning and the summer evening temperatures remain higher than the rest of the valley. Because the thick-skinned Zinfandel is one of the latest ripening varietals, the sun and heat are needed for the grapes to achieve full ripeness. Overall, 2004 was a great vintage for warm weather grapes such a Zinfandel due to the consistently above average temperatures experienced throughout September and October.


Winemaker's Notes:

Napa Cellars 2003 Zinfandel is dark purple to the eye. A swirl of the glass reveals intense, ripe berries, candied strawberry preserves and cinnamon spice. The palate follows with juicy, rounded fruit flavors that mingle with layers of warm, supple tannin leading to a long, plush finish.

Napa Cellars 2003 Zinfandel is dark purple to the eye. A swirl of the glass reveals intense, ripe berries, candied strawberry preserves and cinnamon spice. The palate follows with juicy, rounded fruit flavors that mingle with layers of warm, supple tannin leading to a long, plush finish.

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