Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cote De Loach Zinfandel 2006 California

I have to admit I really haven't tried many Zinfandels, and enjoyed this one from the Russian River Valley. The color is a translucent dark ruby, and on the nose I'm getting warm, ripe red berries with violets and a hint of nutty oak. On the palate I get spices, nutmeg and cinnamon with a mild sweetness that rounds out the whole package very well, and finishes with a good balance of acidity and soft tannins. 14.5% alcohol. Works very nicely with red meats or cheeses. Another good value from The Wine Room at $11.99.

©2008 photo by Dave Trieger

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