Smoking Loon Zinfandel 2005

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This Zinfandel pours a slightly translucent garnet in the glass with an enticing aroma of spice and mixed berry. Rasp...

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I'm a zin fan. Plump, fruity and old or ancient vine stuff or younger spicer higher octane libes, and I will often crave a blend if done to my lik... Read more

This Zinfandel pours a slightly translucent garnet in the glass with an enticing aroma of spice and mixed berry. Raspberry clove and white pepper d... Read more

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Snooth User: CalKid
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3.00 5
11/10/2007

I'm a zin fan. Plump, fruity and old or ancient vine stuff or younger spicer higher octane libes, and I will often crave a blend if done to my likings. But here's an Old Vine that I feel doesn't really stack up to my interpretation or expectation of an Old Vine Zin. I am also more partial to SLO and SB County Zins, mainly because Napa can and does have its Cabs. Us So. Cal. boys like me need a wine pride and joy. Nevertheless, for under $8 this stuff is a screaming deal. This is one of those creations that somehow, magically disappeared upon opening. Well maybe just a little left for the next night, but on a weeknight? Oh well. But there are just too many great California Zins out there for this one to get a primetime rating, or be standard, but worth trying again if the mood swings.


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Source: Melange Wines
10/07/2009

This Zinfandel pours a slightly translucent garnet in the glass with an enticing aroma of spice and mixed berry. Raspberry clove and white pepper draw you in and the interplay between fruit and spice changes and evolves on the palate a tell-tale quality of a fine wine. Spiced blackberry cobbler and rich caramel come through nicely on the initial taste. The dried fruit character on the mid-palate reveals its old vine terroir especially as the wine transitions to its gamey sweet and lightly tart finish leaving a hint of black raspberry in its wake. With the wide breadth of flavors that this wine brings to the table this sophisticated Zinfandel should please both the occasional wine drinker and the connoisseur alike.


Winemaker's Notes:

This Zinfandel pours a slightly translucent garnet in the glass with an enticing aroma of spice and mixed berry. Raspberry clove and white pepper draw you in and the interplay between fruit and spice changes and evolves on the palate a tell-tale quality of a fine wine. Spiced blackberry cobbler and rich caramel come through nicely on the initial taste. The dried fruit character on the mid-palate reveals its old vine terroir especially as the wine transitions to its gamey sweet and lightly tart finish leaving a hint of black raspberry in its wake. With the wide breadth of flavors that this wine brings to the table this sophisticated Zinfandel should please both the occasional wine drinker and the connoisseur alike.

This Zinfandel pours a slightly translucent garnet in the glass with an enticing aroma of spice and mixed berry. Raspberry clove and white pepper draw you in and the interplay between fruit and spice changes and evolves on the palate a tell-tale quality of a fine wine. Spiced blackberry cobbler and rich caramel come through nicely on the initial taste. The dried fruit character on the mid-palate reveals its old vine terroir especially as the wine transitions to its gamey sweet and lightly tart finish leaving a hint of black raspberry in its wake. With the wide breadth of flavors that this wine brings to the table this sophisticated Zinfandel should please both the occasional wine drinker and the connoisseur alike.

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