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Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel 2011

Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel 750ML 2011    
Sku: 18860

The Red Hills appellation of Lake County is prime Zinfandel country, and there’s no better site for it than Snow’s Lake Vineyard, whose 2,000-foot-plus elevation make it a unique growing site in Lake County. We have three distinctive clones of Zinfandel planted at Snow’s Lake, including heritage selections from Mendocino and Amador counties and a Primitivo clone. The vines are rooted in magnificent, red volcanic soils and enjoy a perfect southwestern exposure. Warm sunny days and nights cooled by breezes from nearby Clear Lake provide ideal conditions for California’s heritage grape variety.

Tasting notes
This wine showcases bright raspberry, black cherry and dark plum aromas complemented by intriguing dusty earth, black pepper and milk chocolate scents. The rich and lively palate 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 is delightful to drink now, but will surely repay another 3-5 years of cellaring.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Lake County
Appellation: Red Hills
Grape Varietal: Zinfandel
Type: Still wine
Reg. $34.99
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