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David Clinton Wine Cellars - Zinfandel - 2012

Winery: David Clinton Wine Cellars
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Type: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley - Sonoma County - California
Country: United States
Vineyard/Special Designation: Unti Vineyard
Vintage: 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $29.00
Retailer/Place Purchased: bottle from the owners
Shared By: Lewis Perdue
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Shared On: 2015-08-27
Conflict of Interest in Rating this Wine: No

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Opinion: I would recommend this.
Other Comments: A couple of my old textbooks reveal a hidden confluence of factors behind the founders of a perennial favorite of mine. I called thev2011 “The Mama Bear of Zin: some are too big, some are too small, this one is just right! Smooth, balanced tannins and oak, cherry and light pepper flavors.” I see no need to change anything about that other than to say that the fruit is a bit leaner in this vintage. Sadly, this is the last vintage from the old vines at the Unti Vineyard in Sonoma Coiunty’s Dry Creek. Those vines have been ripped out.