2009 Zinfandel - Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
Back in the Saddle
Very Highly Recommended, today’s exceptional 2009 Saddleback Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel is a truly fantastic wine that our entire tasting panel went wild for. Dark, complex, delicious and very robust, this remarkable Zinfandel won’t last the day.
Nils Venge, the first American winemaker to receive a perfect 100 Point Score, once again shows us why he is so respected and revered. Today’s wine is such a wonderful, delicious treat and we can’t help but hoard a few cases for ourselves. Hopefully you’ll leave us a few!
Pair with tangy BBQ, a juicy cheeseburger or thick grilled steak!
Beautifully deep ruby hues with perfect clarity, a condensed color from core to edge. Swirl the wine and tall, skinny, branching legs fall from high on the glass wall.
Warm and very fragrant with a bold rush of ripe blackberry, black cherry, bramble, sweet brown spice, cigar box, sweet tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Juicy mixed berries and spice, with bold blackberry, blueberry, wild strawberry, dark raspberry and and sweet cigar box out in front. As the wine opens up, these initial flavors are joined by more subtle flavors of leather, black cherry and very subtle anise.
Super long, with dark juicy berry fruit sustaining for a very long time. These rich fruit flavors gradually yield to earthy flavors, minerals and soft spice, with an elegant dryness coming at the very end.