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2009 Navarro Vineyards Zinfandel "Mendocino"

Navarro 2009 Zinfandel

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 1,686

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 24, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Zinfandel opens with a mild blackberry and anise like bouquet with a hint of cedar and musty black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and fruity. The flavor profile is a mild blackberry with notes of old oak, plum, and a hint of anise and raisin. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and sticky. The flavors resonate for a while as well. This wine would pair well with spicy food, like jambalaya or chicken and shrimp paella or even a sloppy Joe sandwich. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Tasting this Zinfandel is really like swallowing a bit of Mendocino history since the vines that produced it are older than many of our customers. Bold and confident with olallieberry and plum intensity, it is great with manicotti or grilled hanger steak.

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