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Avenel Cellars 2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (California)

13 Sep 2020

Avenel Cellars


(May 25, 2020) ... Those who follow me know I have a soft spot for Zinfandel (also Gamay and Cabernet Franc), so I can let a few things slide when it comes to this grape - thankfully there is nothing to forgive here. Lots of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, vanilla with hints of smoke and smoked-fruit, like smoked cherry. There's a nice sweet fruit note on the mid-palate and a finish that doles out mocha, coffee bean, cocoa with some subtle cedar character. This wine is in a real sweet spot after 8 years from vintage date.



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