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2006 Napa Cellars Zinfandel "Napa Valley"

Napa Cellars 2006 Zinfandel

Winery: Napa Cellars

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel & 14% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 9,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: January 29, 2009

Wine Review: This offering from Napa Cellars was our favorite red from a group of wines we tried from this producer. It is dark ruby in color and opens with a very inviting blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy, and fruit forward. It is loaded with tasty ripe blueberry flavors. There are notes of boysenberry and a touch of black current mixed in as well. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. If this wine had a little bit more tannin support, we would have put this wine in the next level. Drink this wine soon with very Memphis styled barbecue ribs or a pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Zinfandel is dark purple and opaque in the glass. The nose reveals intense, ripe berries, candied strawberry preserves and cinnamon spice. The palate follows with juicy, rounded fruit flavors that mingle with layers of warm, supple tannins leading to a long, plush finish. Perfect with barbeque, try pairing the wine with Baby Back Ribs or Gourmet Pulled-Pork Sandwiches garnished with sweet and spicy coleslaw.

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