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Saddleback Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley Old Vines 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nice dark, slightly pruny fruit on the nose is accented by notes of carob and cigarbox with a menthol top note. Rich on entry with good acidity and nice supportive tannins. This unfolds on the palate, remaining focused and vibrant, though quite rich with juicy red and black fruit. It’s a touch monolithic but endowed with great, pure, ripe fruit. The finish shows off flashes of briary, herb and wood spice that help to highlight the brightness of the fruit. Ends with some slightly drying, sandpapery tannins that should disappear with some time in the bottle. 88pts

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Our tasting room provides the most unique tasting experience in the Napa Valley. Winemaker/owner Nils Venge produces stellar wines that reflect the best of what Napa Valley is all about. We welcome visitors daily by appointment 707.944.1305

Editorial Reviews for Saddleback Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley Old Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,893
3.50 5
01/28/2011

Nice dark, slightly pruny fruit on the nose is accented by notes of carob and cigarbox with a menthol top note. Rich on entry with good acidity and nice supportive tannins. This unfolds on the palate, remaining focused and vibrant, though quite rich with juicy red and black fruit. It’s a touch monolithic but endowed with great, pure, ripe fruit. The finish shows off flashes of briary, herb and wood spice that help to highlight the brightness of the fruit. Ends with some slightly drying, sandpapery tannins that should disappear with some time in the bottle. 88pts




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