Oriel Zinfandel Russian River Valley Hugo 2004
Aroma: Rich black cherry, lush wild berry and hints of caramel. Taste: Bursts of cherry followed by a touch of nutmeg and a sweet, candied finish. Name story: Hugo is the dominant soil in redwood regions such as Russian River Valley. As it weathers, this soil changes color, from grey to yellow to brown and finally red with old age. Vineyards and winemaking: Deep alluvial soils on the cool east side of the Russian River. Open top fermentation. Aged for 15 months in French oak (30% new).
External Reviews for Oriel Zinfandel Russian River Valley Hugo
A red, spicy hunk of zin, this takes a classical tone with its earthy, tomato edge of acidity, almost steely in its sharpness against the burliness of the wine. It finishes completely dry, delicious with pepperoni pizza with a wood-oven char on the crust.
Fruit bomb! Delicious mdash; one of the best Zin offerings in the store. Itrsquo;s soft and smooth with that mouthwatering fruit you only get in a California Zin. Excellent.