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Bold and peppery. Amplifies spice. Read more
These reasonably priced offerings are part of the Gallo empire. The 1999 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is an elegant, fruity effort displaying notes of ... Read more
The 2000 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is a real steal. It exhibits a dark ruby/plum color along with explosive aromas of black fruits, pepper, and spic... Read more
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Bold and peppery. Amplifies spice.
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These reasonably priced offerings are part of the Gallo empire. The 1999 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is an elegant, fruity effort displaying notes of berries, a supple texture, and a forward style that merits consumption over the next 2ndash;3 years.
The 2000 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is a real steal. It exhibits a dark ruby/plum color along with explosive aromas of black fruits, pepper, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, with oodles of briery fruit, a supple texture, and a long, lusty, heady finish, this uncomplicated, delicious Zinfandel should be enjoyed over the next 2ndash;3 years.
This Zinrsquo;s smooth red fruit has a honey, brett-like earthiness and a firm grip. Scents of sassafras and indigo ink build out of the bricky tannins, and that tannin lasts, needing lots of air before serving with grilled sausages.
I really like this wine, which in so many ways is classic Sonoma Zin. Itrsquo;s dry and full-bodied, with sturdy tannins and ripe, forward Zin flavors that finish in a swirl of spicy fruit. Itrsquo;s also high in acidity, which is perfect to cut through meaty fats, butter, olive oil and cheese.
Gallo did a great job with this wine, producing 31,000 cases and yet making the wine smooth, balanced and delicious. Itrsquo;s quintessential Sonoma Zin, with briary flavors of wild cherries and raspberries, and coatings of chocolate, anisette, bacon and spices.
Herersquo;s a steal. It doesnrsquo;t have the power, the expensive oak or the length of flavor that many of the more ambitious Zins boast, but it does what it sets out to do with an effortless ease. The wine is all about generosity and floral spice. It starts with a burst of purple rose flavor, soft as a rose petal, all its spiciness seeming to be just around a corner, which, once turned, yields a deep well of raspberry and black cherry fruit. Itrsquo;s dense and delicious, a hedonistic pleasure, so seductive up front mdash; a terrific performance from the team at Gallo of Sonoma.
Pop a steak on the grill and enjoy this robust wine. A blend of Dry Creek, Russian River, Alexander Valley and Knights Valley fruit, with a little Paso Robles thrown in for good measure, itrsquo;s classic Zin, dry, fruity and peppery. Those cherry-berry flavors will sing against the charbroiled smoky richness of beef.
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