Stuart Cellars Cucamonga Valley Zinfandel Lopez Ranch Vintner's Special Select Reserve 2008

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Loads of pepper and spice on the nose with an underbrush and tomato leaf aroma. Spicy, stewed red fruit compote, some zippy pomegranate notes and fresh sage. On the palate, a rather minty quality up front. Then zesty red raspberry and currant fruit with a white pepper and baking spice quality. Some blacker fruits emerge. Lighter to medium bodied mouthfeel but full of tangy red fruit and spice. Screams for bbq. 85 pts. 7/4/12

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Variety: Zinfanel
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R. Stuart & Co.:
After making wine for other people for more than twenty years, Rob Stuart and his partners founded R. Stuart & Co. in early 2002. With a degree in biochemistry from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York, and a short but eye-opening career in the labs at Baylor University in Texas, Rob started his winemaking journey on the bottling line at Hans Kornell in Napa, California. From there he ... Read more
After making wine for other people for more than twenty years, Rob Stuart and his partners founded R. Stuart & Co. in early 2002. With a degree in biochemistry from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York, and a short but eye-opening career in the labs at Baylor University in Texas, Rob started his winemaking journey on the bottling line at Hans Kornell in Napa, California. From there he went on to work in the cellar at Valley View Vineyards and then on to Stanton Hills in Yakima, Washington where he made wine for ten years. Rob managed to return to Oregon in 1994 when he became the winemaker at Erath Vineyards, his home away from home until he started his current adventure. Now he makes the wines he loves: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and sparkling wine. Life is good. Read less

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07/04/2012

Loads of pepper and spice on the nose with an underbrush and tomato leaf aroma. Spicy, stewed red fruit compote, some zippy pomegranate notes and fresh sage. On the palate, a rather minty quality up front. Then zesty red raspberry and currant fruit with a white pepper and baking spice quality. Some blacker fruits emerge. Lighter to medium bodied mouthfeel but full of tangy red fruit and spice. Screams for bbq. 85 pts. 7/4/12




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