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2009 Edmeades Zinfandel "Shamrock Vineyard"

Edmeades 2009 Shamrock Zinfandel

Winery: Edmeades

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Shamrock Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $31

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 3, 2013

Wine Review: This slightly opaque dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a fragrant pomegranate and black cherry bouquet with a hint of menthol. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe blueberry with notes nicely integrated oak and mild minerality. I also detected a hint of black licorice and blackberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins make it food friendly. This Zin would pair well with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Shamrock is a well structured mountain Zinfandel with aromas and flavors of dried cherries, blackberries and an underbelly of vanilla bean, toast and spice. Shamrock Vineyard sits at 2,800 feet on a southern facing edge of Farley Peak in the northernmost region of Mendocino County. In this rugged and challenging environment the berries grow small, dense and concentrated delivering a powerhouse of full and rich flavors.

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