Posts Tagged With: Paso Robles

Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel

2006 Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel

Wine Information –

Appellation: Paso Robles, California

Vineyards: Dusi, Preston

Grapes: 99% Zinfandel, 1% Mourvedre

Alcohol: 15%

Price: $20 – $25

Four Vines 2006 Biker ZinfandelMy Tasting Notes –

Nose: Fig, cocoa, prune, black currant, leather

Taste: boysenberry, mocha java, fig, date, blueberry jam, cedar box

Mouthfeel: full body, silky mid palate, spicy towards the finish

Finish: loaded with fruit, dry and leathery

This is a rockin’ central coast Zin, that doesn’t come across to jammy or overly extracted. The alcohol is high at 15% but doesn’t seem so, the wine isn’t “hot” at all. I was impressed by the layers of flavors on the palate, that kept on evolving as the bottle was open. If you’re looking for a bold, spicy full-flaovred zin, give this one a whirl.

Cheers!

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Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Cinnabar Merlot

2006 Cinnabar Merlot

Wine Info –

Grapes: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Paso Robles

Fermentation: whole berry fermentation in open top stainless steel tanks

Cooperage: 15 months in Hungarian and American Oak, 15% of which was new

Price: $21

cinnabar1My Tasting Notes –

Nose: blackberry, “meaty”, spice, clove, saddle leather

Taste: mint, black cherry, blackberry, oak, pine

Mouthfeel: full body, round and supple up front, leathery tannins at the finish

Finish: long and fruity with lingering brown spice flavors

Excellent full bodied Merlot that would even make Miles happy! Tons of layers that were a mix of dark rich fruit and spices and earthy notes of meat and pine. Not cheap but is comparable to the full bodied Merlot’s coming out of Washington state for twice the price.

Cheers!

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