2010 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel

Cakebread-Cellars-ZinfandelOur Lake County Zinfandel  comes from a heavenly vineyard planted at a 2,100-foot-plus elevation in the acclaimed  Red Hills appellation of Lake County.  Located  at the foot of Mt. Konocti, an ancient volcano, the site boasts a perfect  southwestern exposure, excellent air circulation, and well-drained, mineral-rich,  red volcanic soils.  Its hot sunny days,  windy afternoons and nights chilled by breezes from nearby Clear Lake ensure  full and even ripening of our three distinguished clones of Zinfandel: Primitivo  and heritage selections from Amador and Mendocino counties.  In 2010, we included 6% Petite Sirah – from a  block of the same vineyard – in the blend.   Petite Sirah is often blended with Zinfandel, as it contributes deep  color, excellent tannin structure and added complexity.

From the Wine Maker – “Our  2010 Zinfandel showcases bright raspberry, black cherry and dark plum aromas  complemented by intriguing dusty earth, black pepper and milk chocolate scents.  On the rich and lively palate, it delivers  pure, deeply concentrated black raspberry, dark cherry and blackberry flavors streaked  with mineral and briary spice tones.  Beautifully  structured with sturdy, but supple tannins, fresh acidity and a long, rich,  chocolate-y finish, this mountain Zinfandel wine is delightful to drink now,  but will surely repay another 3-5 years of cellaring.”

This wine could be enjoyed when eating grilled meats or chicken. Also try with spicy dishes, and medium cheeses.

Rating:

This wine was given a 89 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $34.99 a bottle, $188.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $335.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#26940

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