Sunday, September 28, 2008

Burnet Ridge 2004 Zinfandel Field Blend

recently opened this bottle that i had laying down for a while. i've mentioned burnet ridge before. locally made in ohio from california grapes. wine maker chip emmerich does an excellent job blending his wines. this zinfandel is no exception. huge nose of black cherry, raspberry, spice and cedar notes. on the palate, a big, bold, jammy wine. raspberries, black cherries, vanilla, soft tannins. a cedar type note in the flavor as well. complex wine. very full, chewy mouth feel. this is a very good food wine. think steak, ribs, meaty dishes. the only drawback is the 15% alcohol heat that you get in the finish. but that is only a minor complaint. sells for $18.99, and is well worth the price if you like big, bold wines.

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