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2012 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel "Red Hills"

2012 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel "Red Hills"

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Syrah

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $29

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 13, 2015

Wine Review: This bright red colored Zinfandel from Cakebread is very good. It opens with a fragrant red plum and faint raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty black plum with notes of gentle oak and dark chocolate. I also detected hints of black cherry and a touch of minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors and nice acidity last for a while after the wine is gone. This Zin is food friendly and would pair well with slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Introducing itself with lavishly fragrant aromas of ripe black cherry, black raspberry, red plum, blackberry and dark chocolate, our 2012 Lake County Zinfandel is rich and concentrated on the palate with dense, juicy, blackberry, dark cherry and plum flavors. Its long, succulent finish intrigues with savory spice, mineral and chocolate tones, making this bold, yet sophisticated zinfandel a fine match for grilled beef, lamb and chicken, as well as pizza and red-sauce pastas. Nicely balanced by fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins, this delicious mountain-grown zinfandel is delightful now, but will repay another 3-5 years of cellaring.

Organic status: not organic

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