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2013 Castello di Amorosa Zinfandel "Zingaro"

Winery: Castello di Amorosa

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Zingaro"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel & 14% Primitivo

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 1,729

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: February 19, 2017

Wine Review: This interesting red colored Zinfandel opens with a mortadella bouquet with hints of red cherry and raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a bit sweet. The flavor profile is a cedar plank influenced faint raspberry with hints of red cherry Life Saver and mild chocolate. The finish is dry and its flavors nicely coat your mouth and linger for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this Zin with crispy duck or strap Bolognese. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The relatively cool climate of the Russian River Valley allowed for slow ripening of the fruit, resulting in full flavor development and increased complexity. The balanced acidity makes this a great food wine. This wine finishes peppery, with flavors of red and black berries. Pair this food-friendly wine with pork loin with sun dried tomato pesto, or barbecue dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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