Oriel Zinfandel Russian River Valley Hugo 2008

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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.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold ... Read more
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold under the Oriel label. Most of our wines retail for between $15 and $35 per bottle, providing consumers unusually affordable access to wines made by the winemakers behind such esteemed labels as Petrus and Penfolds Grange. Oriel wines have been rated in the 90s by Robert M. Parker and the Wine Spectator, have received numerous awards and accolades and are served at some of America’s top restaurants. Read less

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External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

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.


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Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

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.


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Vintage: 2004 09/27/2011

Fruit bomb! Delicious - one of the best Zin offerings in the store. It's soft and smooth with that mouthwatering fruit you only get in a California Zin. Excellent.



<p>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. This red wine was produced from 100 % Zinfandel grapes from deep alluvial soils on the cool east side of the Russian River. It is open top fermented and then aged for 11 months in French oak.</p>

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