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2009 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel "Red Hills"

Cakebread 2009 Zinfandel

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2009

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: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 14, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from the Red Hills in California opens with a mild musty oak and dark chocolate bouquet with some tobacco scents as well. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak infused plum with notes of blackberry, blueberry and hint of cola. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are friendly. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a juicy Angus bacon burger or a flank steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Reflecting the unique character of the Red Hills appellation, our 2009 Zinfandel explodes with layers of ripe boysenberry, black raspberry, blackberry and plum compote aromas coupled with loamy earth, sweet vanilla and toasted oak scents. Rich, round and concentrated on the palate, it delivers a beautifully structured and focused core of super-rich brambleberry fruit balanced by seamlessly integrated tannins, vibrant fresh black cherry acidity, and a long, savory finish echoing the vineyard's distinctive clay mineral character. Delicious now with hearty repasts, this luscious Zinfandel will further unfold its charms with another 3-5 years' aging.

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