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Story Winery Estate Creekside Vineyard Zinfandel Old Vine 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Really briary aromas in the glass are joined by smoky earth tones and reduced wild raspberry notes with hints of lightly spiced cranberry and orange rind. Rich and velvety, this has power and depth with a slightly sweet character that accentuates the rich wild cherry and astringent, spicy red fruit tones. A mouthfilling wine that is a touch minty and medicinal on the finish with a nice tannic bite that helps balance the RS. This is a monster wine; serve it with cheese or instead of dessert. Really spicy notes gain prominence on the midpalate. Finishes with a really intense red hots tone. A divisive wine for sure but it’s pretty cool. 90pts

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Winery: Story Winery  
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Story Winery:
Purveyors of Mission and Zinfandel wines, located in the heart of the historic Mother Lode of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Editorial Reviews for Story Winery Estate Creekside Vineyard Zinfandel Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,147
4.00 5
07/31/2009

Really briary aromas in the glass are joined by smoky earth tones and reduced wild raspberry notes with hints of lightly spiced cranberry and orange rind. Rich and velvety, this has power and depth with a slightly sweet character that accentuates the rich wild cherry and astringent, spicy red fruit tones. A mouthfilling wine that is a touch minty and medicinal on the finish with a nice tannic bite that helps balance the RS. This is a monster wine; serve it with cheese or instead of dessert. Really spicy notes gain prominence on the midpalate. Finishes with a really intense red hots tone. A divisive wine for sure but it’s pretty cool. 90pts


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Snooth User: Keeplaffin
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3.50 5
07/31/2009

Greg, I'm with you man... I'd call this Zin almost sexy. It's got a perfect "afterglow" that definitely makes me smile :-).



Tasting Notes:

Creekside Vineyard is an 8-acre block of Zinfandel that was planted in 1936 with an old Amador County clone. These old, head pruned, dry farmed vines produce intensely flavored fruit.

Dietary Information: All-Natural, Certified Sustainable


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