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2006 Cardinal Zin Zinfandel "Beastly Old Vines"

Cardinal Zin 2006 Zinfandel

Winery: Cardinal Zin

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Beastly Old Vines"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 16,600

KWG Score: 85 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: August 23, 2009

Wine Review: This ruby colored Zin opens with a fragrant cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a ripe cherry with a touch of spice. The finish is dry and its mild tingly tannins linger for a bit. Pair this charming Zin with some grilled barbecue chicken and enjoy. Ken

Winemaker Notes: We are zealous believers in the decadent and forbidden flavors of this sinfully delicious Zinfandel. Grown from Beastly Old Vines (some over 100 years old) from the Oakley area. This is a refined pleasure, with intense flavors of blackberry mingling with a soft creamy touch of oak, vanilla, and dry herbs. It’s full on the palate, but not heavy and the fruit is constant from the first sip to the end of the finish.

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