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Cougar's Leap 2010 Black Rock Red Hills Zinfandel

90 points
Gregory Del Paz

Mission Codename Rolling in the Deep

You won’t find today’s wine at Cougar’s Leap Winery. They’ve sold out. That’s because Agent Red got his hands on every last case that he could!

Today’s wine is a fantastic wine for summertime grilling or finer dining. It is flexible, friendly, approachable and downright delicious.

Nils Venge, who earned a perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker for Nils’ Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, made today’s wine with the same enthusiasm that he brings to all of his winemaking projects. This Red Hills Zin is bursting with flavor, making it a great companion to a zesty meal. Enjoy with BBQ, pasta with red sauce or a garlic rubbed steak.

“Fresh oak greets the nose along with sour blue and black fruits that have a meaty edge to them. This is cool and firm on the palate with flavors of thoroughly ripe dark berry—almost curranty fruit—with blueberry accents and a nutty top note. The oak turns a touch smoky on the moderately long finish, which has blueberry and tart cranberry notes.” - 90 points - Gregory Del Paz

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What the Winery Says 2010 Black Rock Red Hills Zinfandel

Cougar's Leap
Cougar's Leap
Winemaker
Nils Venge
Appellation
Red Hills Estate, Lake County
Elevation
2300 feet
Blend
90% Zinfandel
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10% Petite Sirah
Harvested
October 7, 2010
Barrels
50% new American Oak
Abv
14.5%
Acidity
.60 g/100ml
pH
4.02
TA
5.8 g/L
Average Sugar
29.2 BRIX
Aging
18 months
Bottled
June 11, 2012
Released
Sept 1, 2013
Production
507 cases

About the Winery Cougar's Leap

Cougar's Leap Winemaker Nils Venge
Cougar's Leap Winemaker Nils Venge
Cougar's Leap 2010 Black Rock Red Hills Zinfandel 750ml Wine Bottle
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Offer Expired Jul 07, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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Elsewhere