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2007 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel "Red Hills"

Cakebread 2007 Zinfandel

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $41

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 13, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored wine opens with a mild cranberry bouquet with a hint of cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused cassis with a hint of red currant. The finish is dry and shows moderate tannins that stick around for a bit. I felt this Zin would be a good match for a thick cut of prime rib. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2007 Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel is perhaps a bit more open at this stage of its development than our three previous vintages. Its scented, almost floral nose of fresh strawberry, red cherry and blackberry fruit also boasts intriguing milk chocolate, wild herb and cracked pepper scents, creating a marvelously complex bouquet. On the full-bodied, smoothly textured palate, the wine’s mouthfilling cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors mingle with pronounced briary spice, rich chocolate and toasty oak tones to create a delicious taste experience. While the forward fruit and supple tannins of this youthful Zinfandel make it delightful to drink now, especially with hearty, spicy fare, it will age well for another 3-5 years.

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