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2005 Fritz Winery Zinfandel "Barrel Select Estate Reserve"

Zinfandel

Winery: Fritz Winery

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barrel Select Estate Reserve"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 278

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: January 14, 2008

Wine Review: This Zin opens with a relatively mild boysenberry bouquet with hints of bay leaf and menthol. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is a bit sweet, round, simple, and has cherry flavors with pepper influences. The finish is dry and offers some length. The panel felt this Zin was very traditional and would be a good glass pour at a nice steak restaurant. We thought it would pair best with carpaccio, ribs, or beef stew. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: COLOR: Red, black, burgundy. NOSE: Tar & spices with black fruit. PALATE: Full black fruit. Big but soft tannins. Good acid balance drives the long soft finish.

Organic status: not organic

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