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2009 V Sattui Zinfandel "Crow Ridge Vineyard"

Winery: V Sattui

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Crow Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 99% Zinfandel & 1% Petite Sirah

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 727

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 24, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored Zinfandel from V. Sattui is a bit of a fruit bomb. It opens a little shy with a mild strawberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry and red currant jam blend with a touch of black pepper and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and stick around for a while. The panel suggested pairing this Zin with a messy rack of fatty barbecue ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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