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2016 Bear Flag Zinfandel "Sonoma County"

Bear Flag 2016 Zinfandel

Winery: Bear Flag

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 89% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah & 4% Teroldego

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 21, 2020

Wine Review: This is a delicious spicy Zinfandel from Sonoma County. It is a medium purple color and has dark cherry, blueberry, paraffin, cola and vanilla in the bouquet. It has a medium body and medium acidity and is juicy and lush. It has slightly jammy flavors of dark cherry and mulberry, with some vanilla, black pepper. There are moderate grippy tannins in the big lingering finish that has a hint of pipe tobacco. Open a bottle with your favorite BBQ, especially some burnt ends. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Our 2016 Bear Flag Zinfandel is structured and full-bodied with a subtle hint of spice. On the palate, dense, dark fruit characteristics are reminiscent of blueberry pie. Notes of toasted oak and vanilla seamlessly meld with a plush, lingering mouthfeel. A touch of Petite Sirah was added to the final blend to add some more dark fruit notes, structure and supple tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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