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Gustavo Thrace Signature Blend Chiles Valley Zinfandel 2002

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    The Signature Zinfandel was produced from Old Vines off the Nichelini Ranch. This wine was aged in French oak barrels rather than American. When you smell the wine it just screams "I am Zinfandel" with bright fruit, exotic spices and rich plum quality. The wine is earthy but the very ripe fruit has been beautifully balanced by the oak and tannins. Enjoy this wine wiht braised froods, ribs and Italian foods.

    Posted by caseyrae on December 28th, 2007 at 7:11pm | report comment

    Color: Ruby

    Nose: Full nose of red fruit, some spice and pepper, a touch of loamy tannin.

    Palate; Loam here, too, but it is quite enjoyable and adds complexity. Quite a good Napa Zin, with that spice and pepper here too to complement the red fruit and backed up by good tannin for a Zin.

    Posted by drxeno on January 1st, 2008 at 1:05am | report comment

    PS: Nichelini is one of my favorite wineries and I happen to be a member (a bit biased!) ;-)

    Posted by drxeno on January 1st, 2008 at 1:05am | report comment

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