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94 • Maryhill 2009 Proprietor's Reserve, Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $29.95.
Aromas of mocha, dark roasted nuts and cedar, and berry pie with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, creamy vanilla and spicy jam finish. A textbook,rich, balanced and hedonistic zin for all occasions. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
91 • Rutherford Ranch 2008 Zinfandel, Napa Valley $18. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of huckleberry compote, menthol, honey roasted carrot, and Indian spice with a supple fruity medium-full body and a creamy vanilla, peppercorn, dried flower and sandalwood accented finish with powdery tannins. A full-throttled, flavorful zin. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
91 • B.R. Cohn 2009 Zinfandel, Sonoma County $28.
Lush aromas of spicy cherry and blueberry pie fillings, cedar, and cracked pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, cocoa, nutskin and peppery spice finish with chewy tannins. A nicely styled, claret styled zin. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
89 • Peirano 2010 "The Immortal", Zinfandel, Lodi $12. Best Buy.
Smoky char-roasted nut, grilled blueberries, and melted chocolate with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a cherry compote and grilled apple accented finish. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
88 • Maryhill 2009 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $16.95.
Roasted nut, cocoa, cedar, and grilled tomato aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium and a creamy vanilla, fried pickle and mineral accented finish. Tasty with a nice savory table friendly twist. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
87 • Perry Creek 2008 "Altitude: 2401", Legacy, Zinfandel, El Dorado $19.
Aromas and flavors of boysenberry pie and chocolate frosted cake with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry, apple and toffee finish. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)
86 • Glen Ellen 2010 Proprietor's Reserve, Old Vine, Zinfandel, California $10/1.5 L. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet color. Aromas of melted toffee, cedar saw dust and roasted pepper with a juicy, fruity medium body and a sour cherry jam, spiced apple, and pencil accented finish. A nice zippy zin. (tasted on Nov-04-2011)