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41 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel Red Hills Lake County

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Explodes with layers of ripe boysenberry, black raspberry, blackberry and plum compote aromas coupled with loamy earth, sweet vanilla and toasted oak scents. Rich, round and concentrated on the palate, it delivers a beautifully structured and focused core of super-rich brambleberry fruit balanced by seamlessly integrated tannins, vibrant fresh black cherry acidity, and a long, savory finish echoing the vineyard’s distinctive clay mineral character.

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    Deep ruby color with just a hint of violet. Light, almost buttery notes of aroma. Medium body with off dry character. Fruity start rapidly gives way to earthy flavors and finishes long with spice.

    over 4 years
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    decant and watch it transform. bold and spicy. lots of jammy fruit and blackcurrant.

    almost 5 years
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    decant and watch it transform. bold spicy jammy with blackcurrant.

    almost 5 years
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    delicious. very fruit filled. takes a light chill. wonderful.

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/96.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1992 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/94.