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Tin Barn Vineyards Zinfandel Russian River Valley Gilsson Vineyard 2008

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Spiky and spicy hot on the nose with mostly black fruit aromas, a hint of oak and licorice. Bright ripe blackberry flavors, warm cherry pie and licorice flavors. Definitely a warm weather zinfandel with a lot of fruit and powerful heat, you'll want to stand this wine up against a big meal of grilled meats.

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Tin Barn Vineyards:
Tin Barn Vineyards produces single vineyard wines highlighting the true character of Sonoma County. Our name derives from Tin Barn Road, which wends along the remote Sonoma Coast to the source of our debut wine. These days, we make our home in a different sort of "tin barn"—a warehouse in rural Sonoma housing our cellar and tasting room. Elegant wines, an intimate a... Read more
Tin Barn Vineyards produces single vineyard wines highlighting the true character of Sonoma County. Our name derives from Tin Barn Road, which wends along the remote Sonoma Coast to the source of our debut wine. These days, we make our home in a different sort of "tin barn"—a warehouse in rural Sonoma housing our cellar and tasting room. Elegant wines, an intimate atmosphere, and passionate crew members make Tin Barn Vineyards a truly uncommon find. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Tin Barn Vineyards Zinfandel Russian River Valley Gilsson Vineyard

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,583
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/17/2014

Spiky and spicy hot on the nose with mostly black fruit aromas, a hint of oak and licorice. Bright ripe blackberry flavors, warm cherry pie and licorice flavors. Definitely a warm weather zinfandel with a lot of fruit and powerful heat, you'll want to stand this wine up against a big meal of grilled meats.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
02/14/2011

Dark cola and earth scents dominate the nose early, with slightly medicinal top notes preceding the slow-to-emerge black cherry and plum fruits. Broad and a touch soft on the palate, this is plush and caressing, with lovely sweet tannins and a nice briary edge adding detail to the deep core of black cherry/blackberry pie filling. There is a nice edge of green freshness that hints at mint in the mouth. With time this turns nicely fresh. The sheer depth of fruit and the sweetness of it tempers the acidity a bit but it is there, powering through on the red plum and sapid, almost mineral-laced blackberry finish. Very pure, precise flavors and the finish is excellent here. 92pts


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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,583
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rehoboam119
541960
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/03/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Tin Barn Vineyards Zinfandel Russian River Valley Gilsson Vineyard

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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe vintage contiunes the tradition of this wine with forward raspberry and cherry fruit and a long, seductive finish topped off with a hint of vanilla and toast from the new American oak barrels.



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