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Zinfandel 2005

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Untitled Document Our supple and full-bodied Zinfandel consistently displays intense raspberry, black pepper, and spice aromas along with flavors which make it classic El Dorado Zinfandel. Warm days and cool nights allow our grapes to slowly reach optimum maturity while maintaining excellent natural acidity. This, combined with minimal irrigation, results in a balanced wine rich with varietal character. The 2005 Vintage Have you ever been up late and seen those commercials for the next greatest product out there? You know, like the "Nose-O-Matic," which manicures 4 acres of garden hedges and then delicately trims the most sensitive of nose hairs? It's just a little too much. So when I started tasting the 2005 Zinfandel, I hesitated to expound on how this Zinfandel has both the fruit and the spice intensity of great Zin. In Zinfandel it's usually one or the other, but seldom does one find both. The nose is simply a pleasure to behold. Take a ripe black plum, slice it over fresh raspberries and sweet Rainier cherries, and then grind a fine mixture of black and white pepper over everything, and you'll start to come close to the aromas. Grate in a hint of clove and cinnamon, add a dab of crushed loganberry and steeped cranberry, and you'll be getting closer. Still, there's Mission fig, dried blackberry, and red currant in each waft of this incredible bouquet. The palate is strikingly unique and young. Rich with a medium to full-bodied texture, the sensation is balanced by both dryness and acid, something seldom found in Zinfandel today. Equally enticing is the marriage of fruit and spice. Once again, a white pepper/black pepper mix with a pinch of cayenne (without the burn) is woven into a fruit-saturated mid-palate of raspberry and cherry characters. The 2005 Zinfandel is pure, unadulterated, balanced and complex! I know it's hard to believe a litenany of oxymorons, but you're still using that Ginsu knife, aren't you? Sometimes people do tell the truth! And age it out. This Zin's only going to get better. Printable wine description and facts (2005 Zinfandel Fact Sheet)

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Madrona Vineyards:
Our estate wines come from some of the highest vineyards in El Dorado, with awesome views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Paul Bush manages the vineyards himself, adding to the family’s knowledge of grape varieties, clones within a variety, and microclimates. “Intensive hands-on vineyard practices make wines that are frankly exceeding what we thought possible at these high elevations,” says Pau... Read more
Our estate wines come from some of the highest vineyards in El Dorado, with awesome views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Paul Bush manages the vineyards himself, adding to the family’s knowledge of grape varieties, clones within a variety, and microclimates. “Intensive hands-on vineyard practices make wines that are frankly exceeding what we thought possible at these high elevations,” says Paul, “And we’re going to keep on improving over the next 30 years.” Madroña Vineyards is a member of the Apple Hill Wineries and the El Dorado Winery Association. We host and pour at many special events throughout the year. Read less

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Snooth User: aklfra
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04/29/2008

Four glasses



Untitled Document Our supple and full-bodied Zinfandel consistently displays intense raspberry, black pepper, and spice aromas along with flavors which make it classic El Dorado Zinfandel. Warm days and cool nights allow our grapes to slowly reach optimum maturity while maintaining excellent natural acidity. This, combined with minimal irrigation, results in a balanced wine rich with varietal character. The 2005 Vintage Have you ever been up late and seen those commercials for the next greatest product out there? You know, like the "Nose-O-Matic," which manicures 4 acres of garden hedges and then delicately trims the most sensitive of nose hairs? It's just a little too much. So when I started tasting the 2005 Zinfandel, I hesitated to expound on how this Zinfandel has both the fruit and the spice intensity of great Zin. In Zinfandel it's usually one or the other, but seldom does one find both. The nose is simply a pleasure to behold. Take a ripe black plum, slice it over fresh raspberries and sweet Rainier cherries, and then grind a fine mixture of black and white pepper over everything, and you'll start to come close to the aromas. Grate in a hint of clove and cinnamon, add a dab of crushed loganberry and steeped cranberry, and you'll be getting closer. Still, there's Mission fig, dried blackberry, and red currant in each waft of this incredible bouquet. The palate is strikingly unique and young. Rich with a medium to full-bodied texture, the sensation is balanced by both dryness and acid, something seldom found in Zinfandel today. Equally enticing is the marriage of fruit and spice. Once again, a white pepper/black pepper mix with a pinch of cayenne (without the burn) is woven into a fruit-saturated mid-palate of raspberry and cherry characters. The 2005 Zinfandel is pure, unadulterated, balanced and complex! I know it's hard to believe a litenany of oxymorons, but you're still using that Ginsu knife, aren't you? Sometimes people do tell the truth! And age it out. This Zin's only going to get better. Printable wine description and facts (2005 Zinfandel Fact Sheet)

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