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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Folie a Deux, Amador County, California, 2008

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Red Blend of: 80 % Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera. N/ Nice barrel room, fat plums, stewed violets, black pepper, touch of dry cloves.  Light wafts of vinyl and rubber. T/ Medium-full to full mouth feel. Plums stewed with white and black pepper. Medium-high acid pop that cuts through, and balances, most of […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera), Folie a Deux, Amador County, 2008

Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera N/ Warm spice. Confectionery. Graham crackers. Stewed plums. Ripe berry jam. Chocolate. Delightful! T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Big, but clean jammy plums. Pepper stewed blackberries. Light clove. Great juice! Price = $18 Brilliant. 93 This wine was a media sample kindly provide by […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Story Winery, Picnic Hill Vineyard, Old Vines, Amador County, 2006

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C/ Light for a California Zinfandel. N/ Clean, but laced with brooding dark purple fruits. Exceptional balance, with very nice wood work. Dried casiss. Black pepper – but the clean and sharp variety. T/ Clean. High acid feel / crispness for a California Zinfandel. Fat plums. Dry soil. Great layering and structure. Angular finish. Excellent […]

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