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2012 Calcareous Zinfandel "Kate's Vineyard"

Winery: Calcareous

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kate's Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 8, 2015

Wine Review: This garnet colored Zinfandel from Paso was consistently declared very good by the panel. It opens with a fragrant red currant bouquet with hints of boysenberry, cherry, and vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe red raspberry with notes of oak, red currant, and cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a bit. The panel suggested that this wine would pair well with a pulled pork sandwich or marinate steak tips Enjoy - KWGTP.

Winemaker Notes: Immense notes of briar fruit, caramel and plum emanate from the glass. Soft upfront red fruit and mincemeat is balanced by juicy acidity and spice laden tannin. The massive mid-palate strawberry jam gives way to hints of black pepper and smokey American oak leading into a long finish. Drinking well now, over the years the fruit will subdue a bit and allow the structure elements of this wine will really shine.

Organic status: not organic

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